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Pear Crostini

Pear Crostini Screenshot from America's Heartland Season 9 Episode 06

 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
 1 orange (zest)

Preheat oven to 425.


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.


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.


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.

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