Tre Stelle® Pear Bruschetta

The combination of Mascarpone and Blue Cheese heightens the creaminess factor of this appetizer that pairs well with an ice wine.

Prep Time:
20 minutes
Ready In:
30 minutes or less
Makes 8 appetizers
  • 2 Barlett pears, cored and cut into 8 wedges, peeled if desired
  • ½ cup | 125mL Balsamic Cream
  • 1 tbsp | 15 mL butter
  • ¾ cup | 175 mL Castello® Danish Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup | 75mL Tre Stelle® Mascarpone
  • 2 tbsp | 25mL fresh parsley, chopped
  • 8 ½” baguette slices, toasted
  • 1 tbsp | 15mL walnut pieces, toasted
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ll Torrione Balsamic Cream for garnish
  • In a small bowl stir together Blue cheese, Mascarpone, fresh ground pepper and parsley (can be made ahead of time and refrigerated).
  • Melt butter in a medium skillet, add balsamic cream and heat until bubbly, not boiling.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, add pears and cook slowly, turning frequently until pears are slightly softened – approximately 10 minutes.
  • To serve, place a teaspoon of cheese mixture on top of each baguette slice, top with a pear wedge and toasted walnuts.
  • Drizzle with balsamic cream.