Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cinnamon Pear Bruschetta

Lately I've been craving pears in any form except a can.  Since the weather refuses to turn to Spring like the calendar says it is, I decided to make a Spring bruschetta.

3 D'Anjou pears, cut into thin slices
3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Melt the butter in the bottom of a sauce pan.  Add in pears and cook slowly until they start to soften.  Let some of the juice from the pears cook down.  Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon.

While that is cooking, slice ciabatta or french bread into 1/4" thick pieces.  Bake until golden brown on both sides.

Now for the creamy goodness that holds it all together ~
2 oz cream cheese, warmed so you can mix it
1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
1 tsp honey
1 dash nutmeg

Assemble and enjoy ~