Blue Cheese & Pear Bruschetta
6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
1 baguette, cut into ¼ inch slices
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 8oz. cream cheese, softened
1 fresh pear, peeled and cut into thin slices
½ cup candied pecans, chopped
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
1 egg white
1-cup pecan pieces
½ cup sugar
½ tsp. salt
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.
Lisa’s Notes: My sister Michelle 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.