Tuesday, February 7, 2012

{easy appetizer: goat cheese pear slices}



 Last week, we had some friends over before heading up the street to Bar+Kitchen to check out their cocktails and DineLA menu.  Since I knew I wouldn't have much time to prepare something before they came over and we wouldn't have much to time to snack on it, I wanted to find a super quick appetizer to go along with our pre-dinner cocktail.  I spotted this photo on Pinterest a while back and I just happened to already have all the ingredients on hand.  

This is by far one of the quickest appetizers I have ever made and the taste is truly spectacular given how simple the ingredients are.  I was afraid the goat cheese would overshadow the entire thing, but the flavors of the tart cranberrries and sweet pear really balance out the creamy cheese.  The best thing about this dish is you could easily make it in countless different variations based on what you have available such as using apple slices topped with brie, slivered almonds and honey.





7 comments:

  1. mmm, I want that as my lunch right now!

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  2. Great appetizer! On a side note - what color of fingernail polish are you wearing?! :)

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    1. hey Samantha,

      The nail polish is made by a Salon up the street from my place, but you can buy it online:

      http://www.dreamsbyneihule.com/dreams_product_pge1.htm

      The color I have on is Purr

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  3. Oh! These look amazing! Pear recipes are ALL over my blog feed lately!

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  4. i have a question - do sliced pears turn brown when they're pre-cut or out for a little while? like apples?

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    1. Hi Melanie,

      I cut these pears and assembled the appetizer a little over an hour before our guests arrived and they did not brown. I imagine you cannot cut them much earlier than that.

      If you did want to cut them way ahead of time i would store the slices in a water bath with a little bit of lemon juice in the fridge.

      Lemme know how it works out!

      -Natalie

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