With the juicy pear, sweet maple syrup and earthy thyme, these bites taste like autumn. Apples could easily replace the pears in this recipe, but I love the texture of pears combined with the cheese and crisp crostini. I also find pears don’t seem to oxidize as quickly as sliced apples. You can prepare the Simple Crostini recipe up to 3 days in advance.
Pear and Swiss Crostini
1 batch Simple Crostini
4 ounces Swiss-style melting cheese, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Place Simple Crostini on a rimmed baking or half-sheet pan. Lightly brush each crostini with a little maple syrup and top with a slice of cheese. Bake crostini until cheese just melts, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove tray from oven and top each crostini with a slice of pear and a sprinkle of thyme and serve.
Enjoy these Pear and Swiss Crostini as part of our Fall Cocktail Bites menu.