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Pear Crostini Recipe  [Watch Video]

1 rustic baguette, sliced
10 oz whole milk ricotta
4 oz pistachios, chopped
¼ cup basil, chiffonade
3 pears. thinly sliced

For the orange syrup:
½ cup orange juice
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
zest of one orange

1. Preheat oven to 425.

2. Prepare the orange syrup. Put all ingredients into a small pot and boil for about 10 minutes, until reduced. You’ll know it’s ready when the mixture has thickened and it sticks to a spoon. Remove from heat, and let it cool while you prepare the crostini.

3. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet, drizzle with a little olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Toast in preheated oven for about 5 minutes, or until edges have browned.

4. To assemble each crostini, spread ricotta on each slice of bread and top with a few sliced pears. Then, drizzle the orange syrup, sprinkle with pistachios, and top with basil.