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Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Blue Cheese & Pear Bruschetta

My sister Michele came up with this delicious creation.  The sweet pear, salty bacon and crunchy pecan are a perfect combination of flavors.  In a pinch for time, you can now buy candied pecans in the grocery store. Check the isle with salad toppings.

Servings: 24
Cook Time: Prep Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 30 minutes
Meal Type: Appetizer
NC Ingredients: Bacon, Pecans

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Blue Cheese & Pear Bruschetta
slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
oz. blue cheese, crumbled
baguette, cut into ¼ inch slices
Tbsp. olive oil
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
fresh pear, peeled and cut into thin slices
cup candied pecans, chopped
Sugar Coated Pecans
egg white
cup pecan pieces
cup sugar
tsp. salt


Blue Cheese & Pear Bruschetta

Brush the baguette slices with olive oil and place on a baking sheet.  Broil the tops of the bread until lightly toasted. Let cool.

Combine cream cheese and blue cheese. Spread the cheese mixture on bread, top with pear slices, bacon and pecan pieces.

Sugar Coated Pecans

Preheat oven to 275.

Beat one egg white and one Tbsp. of cold water together until frothy.

Stir in 1 cup of pecan pieces into mixture.

In another bowl, mix ½ cup of sugar and ½ tsp. of salt.

Stir pecans into sugar mixture until well coated.

Spread nuts on cookie sheet and bake at 275 for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.


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