This week #SundaySupper is having a tapas theme. I am really excited about this because I love nothing more then tons of tapas as my dinner or at a party. Tapas are simply bites sized appetizers or snacks. Since I love having parties, I often make a variety of tapas for my guests.
On of my current favorites to make are crostini. I enjoy making crostini because they don’t take long, they are filling, and there are so many different amazing combinations to try! I feel like we never have the same toppings on them because I’m always wanting to try something new.
Last week I made crostini with brie, pears, and caramelized onions. While I really enjoyed this combination, I wasn’t as much of a fan once the onions cooled to room temperature. I wanted to make something that would taste just as good at room temperature as it did piping hot from the oven. I also thought a little bit of sweetness added to the crostini would contrast well with the cheese and bread.
Since I was stuck on the brie and pear combination I decided to just add a little honey to the pears and see how it went. Turns out it was awesome! This may be my favorite combination yet. The crunchy bread topped with creamy brie and then honey glazed pears and rosemary was absolutely delicious. Slightly sweet, slightly salty, crunchy, and a whole lot of flavor, these are the perfect tapas for a big game or a fancy party.
Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini (a Hezzi-D original)
1 french baguette
3 oz. Brie
1 pear, thinly sliced
1 t. olive oil
1 T. honey
1 t. fresh rosemary
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Slice the baguette into 24 1/2 inch slices and place on a baking sheet.
3. Slice the Brie into 24 pieces and spread onto each slice of bread. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the bread is crisp and the cheese is melted.
4. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add in the pear and cook for 5 minutes. Pour the honey over top of the pear and toss to coat. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the honey is stuck to the pears.
5. Remove the crostini from the oven and top with 2 slices of pear and a sprinkle of rosemary. Serve warm.
Craving more delicious Tapas? No worries! See the full list below:
Stuffed Green Queen Olives with Garlic Infused Olive Oil from MarocMama
Cheesy, Tortellini Tapas & Spicy Bacon Ranch Dip from Daily Dish Recipes
Black-Eyed Pea Cowboy Caviar from Shockingly Delicious
Goan Beef Croquettes from Masala Herb
Giardiniera Salad from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Bacon Wrapped Calamari from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Patatas Bravas from Supper for a Steal
Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Bites from The Foodie Army Wife
Agave Truffles from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Tomato Bread from girlichef
Clams in Green Sauce (Almejas en Salsa Verde) from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Roasted Tomato-Basil Flatbread from Take A Bite Out of Boca
Herb and Citrus Marinated Olives from Magnolia Days
Smoky Paprika Peppers from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Balsamic Raspberries with Mascarpone Cream from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Gambas al Ajillo from Manu’s Menu
Squid in Garlic Chili Olive Oil from Food Lust People Love
Tortilla Española from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Croquetas de Pollo from Cookin’ Mimi
Low-Carb Salmon Croquettes from Yours And Mine Are Ours
Bruschetta Topping from What Smells So Good?
Herb Roasted Almonds from Curious Cuisiniere
Artichoke Heart and Manchego Spread on Fried Garlic Bread from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Tortillita de Camarones from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Patatas A La Riojana (Rioja-Style Potato & Chorizo Stew) from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Gambas al Ajillo y Clementina (Shrimp with Garlic and Clementines) from FoodieTots
Tortillas De Papa y Atun (Tuna and Potatoes Tortilla) from Basic N Delicious
Pocky Cake Pops from NinjaBaking.com
Chorizo Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon from I Run For Wine
Manchego-Stuffed Spanish Meatballs from The Weekend Gourmet
Roast Onions with Blue Cheese and Pine Nuts from Healthy. Delicious.
Shrimp and Chorizo Tapas from The Texan New Yorker
Blueberry and Lemon Yogurt Quesada from In The Kitchen With KP
Chorizo with Spicy Sweet Potato Tapas from Soni’s Food
Chorizo and Manchego Toast Tapas from Family Foodie
Roasted Bone Marrow with Citrus Salad from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Mushroom Chevre Crostini from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Serrano Ham and Manchego Croquetas with Smoked Pimenton Aioli from My Other City By The Bay
Krab Filled Avocado Tapas from from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
Polenta Crostini Bites with Caramelized Mushrooms: Cicchetti – A Venetian Tapas Tradition from La Bella Vita
And you know you can’t have a party without wine ~ at least you certainly can’t in my house. Martin Redmond is here to give you the perfect recommendations: Best Wines To Pair With Tapas from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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