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Fruit & Cheese Crostini with Pure Maple Syrup

Course Appetizer
Keyword crostini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 6
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD


  • 1 large baguette sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 ounces Goat cheese
  • 1 green pear Green Anjou or Bartlett, thinly sliced (1/8 inch thickness)
  • 1 persimmon thinly sliced (1/8 inch thickness)
  • ¼ cup chopped unsalted walnuts
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup from Canada
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil


  1. Preheat boiler on low.
  2. Lay out the slices of baguette on a baking sheet and place in the broiler for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. (Don't turn the oven off.)

  3. Once the bread is cool, evenly spread the goat cheese on top of each slice.
  4. Place 2-3 slices of fruit on each piece of bread. Top each one with a few pieces (3-4) of chopped walnut and drizzle with maple syrup.

  5. Place in the broiler for an additional 3 minutes.

  6. Garnish with a few slices of fresh basil and any additional maple syrup.

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