These are simple but sort of fancy, and great for fall cocktail party! I top little toasts with pears, bleu cheese, sage, walnuts, and salted maple caramel... it's all kinds of sweet and salty and nutty in one bite! —Loves Food Loves to Eat
about 20 crostinis
good flakey sea salt
large pear, diced small
walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
crumbled bleu cheese
large sage leaves, thinly sliced
fresh lemon juice
fresh cracked black pepper
baguette, sliced in thin rounds, each lightly toasted
Make caramel: Add butter, brown sugar, syrup, and sea salt to a small, heavy bottomed pot, and heat over medium-high, stirring the whole time, until everything is melted and bubbly and mixed together. Taste and add more salt if desired. Set aside
Toss together pears through black pepper, and top baguette rounds with mixture.
Stick under broiler until cheese is melted, for just a minute or so (keep your eye on it).