Rosemary roasted pear bruschetta
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Time to make:
45 mins (Hands-on time: 5 mins, Cooking time: 40 mins)
$3.00 per serve
(at time of publication)
Full ingredients list:
1 sprig rosemary
1 tablespoon liquid honey
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup red wine
3 small or 2 large pears, peeled, thinly sliced
1/4 loaf ciabatta or sourdough bread
4 slices prosciutto, torn
40-50g blue cheese
4 handfuls baby rocket
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Combine rosemary, honey, balsamic, wine and pears in a small roasting or casserole dish. Cook in oven for 40 minutes, stirring a couple of times to evenly coat pears.
Step 2 Remove and set aside pears and discard rosemary. Transfer syrup to a small pot. Boil syrup for 3-5 minutes until reduced and syrupy.
Step 3 Lower oven temperature to 160°C. Cut bread in very thin slices (about 0.5cm) and bake for 15 minutes until golden and crisp.
Step 4 To serve place a handful of rocket on each plate. Arrange 3 slices toasted bread on top and top with pears, prosciutto and crumble over some blue cheese. Drizzle a little red wine syrup around the plate.
Serve this entrée before a main of Lamb steaks with beetroot and fig Israeli couscous – gourmet two-course entertaining for four people at a total cost of just $40!
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free bread and check bacon is gluten free.
About this recipe
First published: April 2012