Apr 192014

makes about 12

1 baguette, cut into 1/4-inch slices
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
12 red grapes, cut in half
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
freshly ground black pepper
4 oz. soft goat cheese
1 bunch fresh basil
1/4 lb. prosciutto
1 to 2 Asian pears, thinly sliced and soaked in acidulated water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly brush one side of baguette slices using half of the olive oil.
Place bread on a metal rack, oil side up, and place on a cookie sheet.
Toast 5 minutes, or until lightly golden.
Put remaining olive oil in a small saute pan and warm over medium-high. Add grapes to the pan and saute for 2-3 minutes, until grapes are soft and warmed through.
Remove from heat and sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and pepper.
Spread each piece of toast with some goat cheese.
Top with a basil leaf, then prosciutto, a slice of Asian pear and a couple of grape halves.

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 April 19, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Appetizers