Ham and Roasted Pear Crostini

Ham and Roasted Pear Crostini

Makes 2 dozen

Though these small bites are perfectly tasty made with an ordinary French baguette, choose a whole wheat or seeded one for a bit more flavor.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 baguette (or 1 demi-baguette), cut into 24 slices
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 ripe but firm pears, halved, cored and cut into 24 wedges
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh parsley
  • 3/4 pound leftover spiral-sliced ham (or another flavorful ham), cut into bite-sized pieces and warmed
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Brush baguette slices all over with oil and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake, flipping halfway through, until just crisp, about 5 to 7 minutes; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, maple syrup, salt and pepper to make a dressing. Toss pears in half the dressing and arrange in a single layer on a large, parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast, flipping pears halfway through, until tender and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Toss parsley with remaining dressing. Top each crostini with a piece of ham and then a wedge of pear and few leaves of parsley.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 2 crostini, 110 calories (40 from fat), 4.5g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 6g protein
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