Walnut Butter Roasted Pear Crostini

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


Roasted Pears
2-- ripe yet firm pears (Comice, D’Anjou)
1teaspoon sugar
1teaspoon chopped parsley
Walnut Butter
1cup walnuts, toasted
3tablespoons unsalted butter
1tablespoon honey
1pinch salt
To Assemble
6slices levain, whole wheat, or sourdough bread (each about 5 inches long and 1/4 inch think)
-- Roasted pears
-- Walnut butter


  1. To make the roasted pears, preheat the oven to 400F. Peel the pears and cut them in half. Remove the cores. Place cut side down on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the sugar over the top. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool and cut into 1/2 inch pieces and put the pieces in a bowl. Stir in the parsley. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. To make the walnut butter, put all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until they make a paste. Put in a bowl and set aside.

  3. To assemble the crostini, toast the bread in the toaster or under the broiler.  Spread some of the walnut butter on top of the bread, spoon some pears on top.



Recipe courtesy of Chef Emily Luchetti

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 300
  • Glycemic Load 5
  • Fat 19g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Potassium 230mg
  • Carbohydrate 27g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugars 11g
  • Protein 7g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 6%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 8%