Sweet, salty, crunchy and perfectly satisfying due to the rich, savoriness of whole milk ricotta, these quick appetizers will keep the appetites satiated while you wait for dinner.
By Emily Stoffel
I stumbled onto this crostini after receiving a bounty of pears in our farm box a few weeks in a row. I had all these high hopes for making something pe(a)rfectly stunning and totally imp(ea)ressive, and then I remembered I’m a total slacker (oh yeah…that…..). So, total fail. Also: totally p(ea)redictable. I should just know these things.
(Are we already over the clever pear p(ear)uns? Did that one even count? Ok, done.)
Happily, thanks to a tub of ricotta I had leftover from s’ghetti squash fritters and a lovely little jar of honey from the hippie beekeepers down the road, these came together in a super non-recipe kind of way, and I’m so glad they did.
Sweet, salty, crunchy and perfectly satisfying due to the rich, creamy savoriness of whole milk ricotta (I’m going to insist you go that route — calories be damned!), these are the perfect little gourmet snack for chillin’ in front of the tube, rosé in hand.
And, of course, they’re the just-right (maybe even last-minute?) addition to your holiday table because they’re in your face in under 10 minutes — maaaaybe even 5 if you’re an efficient slicer of pears and your broiler kicks ass.
Get these going before you pop the sheet trays of dinner in to roast, and you’ve got something for your guests to munch on while you
slave over a hot stove do a sinkload of dishes worry about everything coming together at the same time drink wine and look pretty.
Wait, are you a dude reading this?
Hunky. Drink wine and look hunky.
Emily Stoffel (Em) is the voice behind The Pig & Quill, a food blog featuring original, (mostly) mindful & real food-based recipes -- plus salty scribblings about life, love and all the miscellany that falls into that goofy little crack between the fridge and the cabinetry. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find Em (pretending to enjoy) running, nerding out over marketing, chatting with Momma and planning elaborate vacations that sometimes work out. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Chris, and their three bicycles.