Balsamic-Glazed Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini

Last weekend, I attended the Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference. This is always one of my favorite shows – not only is it held in sunny, friendly Monterey, California, but the show floor is filled with tasty treats, from tomato tarts to berry smoothies. Conference attendees share new trends and updates, such as the recent news that McDonald’s is adding fruit and veggies to Happy Meals. This year, we participated in the conference’s inaugural recipe contest. Although we didn’t win the grand prize, our visitors loved the sweet-and-savory combination of our appetizer. Try the recipe at home – it’s a simple way to impress your guests! Balsamic-Glazed Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini Ingredients 2 USA Pears 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon honey 24 baguette rounds, toasted ½ cup spreadable goat cheese ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted* Continue reading