Pear and Gorgonzola Crostini recipe

Preparation Time: 25 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes

These crisp, salty and savoury crostinis are perfect for serving as a dinner party starter or as a little nibble at parties. Ciabatta is toasted and topped with sliced pears, gorgonzola cheese and delicious walnuts before being baked to perfection.


  • 1 ciabatta loaf
  • 2 pears
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 225g gorgonzola
  • 125g walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C Slice the ciabatta into half cm slices. Toast for about 20 seconds on either side on a griddle pan.

  2. Peel, core and thinly slice the pears. Crumble the cheese and crush the walnuts, if whole.

  3. Brush the ciabatta with oil. Put a slice of pear onto each ciabatta slice. Sprinkle on a little cheese and some walnuts. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the pears browned.

A few fresh thyme sprigs would really add a little freshness to this recipe. Recipe serves 12.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
  • Published:

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