Pear, Prosciutto, and Havarti Crostini

Isn’t it wonderful how the best things often happen on…accident?

My plan when walking into the grocery store a few weeks back was to grab a few ingredients needed for pear, prosciutto, and brie crostini. If none of those words make sense to you, suffice it to say that this is a very classic, flavorful bruschetta-type appetizer made with sweet pear slices, salty cured ham, and a creamy cheese.

I was dismayed when I couldn’t find brie cheese at my not-so-fancy local Target. Life moves on…so I grabbed a package of Havarti cheese. Semi-soft and mild, Havarti is one of my most favorite cheeses to eat right off the block. The slight tanginess of the cheese went perfectly with the pear and prosciutto, and I was very happy with this accidental recipe.

Pear, Prosciutto, and Havarti Crostini – adapted from various online recipes

1 french or italian baguette
1 Bosch pear
1 package prosciutto
1 block Havarti cheese

Slice bread into 1/2 inch slices. Slice pear and cheese thinly. Spread softened butter over bread slices and broil several minutes until lightly toasted. Place a slice of pear, cheese and prosciutto on each slice of bread. Voila!

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