Pear Crostini with Mashed Feta and Greek Honey
Have you ever tried pears, feta and honey? This pear crostini recipe with mashed feta and Greek honey will set you on the course for making a great Greek meze to enjoy on your own or as a way to welcome guests when they arrive. Think festive meals and easy, stress-free, inexpensive recipes that both impress and take some of the weight off your shoulders. Think healthy, too! After all, pears, sheep’s milk feta, extra virgin Greek olive oil, great pine honey, and some herbs are all on the list of delicious Mediterranean diet ingredients! So is preparing a dish with love and savoring it with friends and family, all part of the Mediterranean lifestyle we are lucky enough to enjoy in Greece and share with the world!
- 2 – 3 tablespoons extra virgin Greek olive oil
- ½ a baguette cut on the diagonal into 8 oval slices about ½-inch thick each
- 1 ½ cups Greek feta
- Black pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons dried Greek oregano
- 2 tablespoons Greek pine honey
- Pink peppercorns or crumbled walnuts or hazelnuts to taste
- 2 medium-size pears of choice unpeeled and sliced
Preheat the broiler. Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with a little olive oil. Broil them, turning once, until lightly golden on both sides. Remove and cool for a few minutes.
Mash the feta with the pepper, oregano, and a little olive oil.
Mound the feta evenly over the toasted bread and top with a few pear slices. Drizzle with a little honey and place back under the broiler for a few minutes. Remove, drizzle with additional honey, sprinkle with pink peppercorns or crumbled nuts, garnish with mint and serve.
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