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Grilled Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini Recipe

Grilled Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini Recipe

Back in April, Salt Lake Magazine asked me if I would contribute a few honey recipes for the Best of the Beehive issue. Of course I said yes, I was thrilled when I received the invitation. The issue is “hot off the press” and on newsstands in Utah right now. I know not everyone lives in Utah, so I am sharing a “behind the scenes” post today. Because I love you all so much, I am also sharing my grilled pear, brie, and honey crostini with fresh rosemary recipe that is featured in the magazine.

Utah is known as the “Beehive” state. Our state insect is the bee and the beehive is also the official state seal. I am not a honey connoisseur, but I know Utah’s honey is top notch. I had a lot of fun creating honey recipes for the magazine.

We did a few test runs with the recipes and even invited family and friends over to sample. We decided to submit our three favorite honey recipes: Grilled Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini with Fresh Rosemary, Grilled Salmon with Honey-Orange Glaze, and Honey Yogurt Cake with Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream.

The photo shoot was at Heidi Larsen’s house-Salt Lake Magazine’s Senior Art Director. She let us use her gorgeous kitchen for the shoot. We prepared and prepped the food for the shoot and let Heidi work her magic. She is an amazing photographer with fantastic style…and she has the cutest dogs. We had a wonderful day in the kitchen.

I didn’t see any of the photos until Josh brought the magazine home on Monday night. I am very pleased with the outcome. It is still kind of weird seeing myself and my recipes in a magazine, but I love it. Thanks Salt Lake Magazine for featuring my recipes. Also, a big thank you to Heidi for letting us post your stunning photos on our blog. We really enjoyed working with you.

If you live in Utah, make sure you pick up a copy today. The entire issue is a must read! You can find all three of my recipes in the magazine, but today I am sharing the grilled pear, brie, and honey crostini with fresh rosemary recipe. It is one of my favorite appetizers. This crostini is perfect for entertaining-everyone loves it.

You can follow Salt Lake Magazine on Facebook-they posted some photos of us on their page.

Grilled Pear, Honey, and Brie Crostini

Yield: Serves 6-8


1 French baguette, sliced 1/2 inch thick
Brie cheese, thinly sliced, rind removed
2 pears, halved, cored, and thinly sliced
Fresh rosemary, finely chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the baguette slices on a large baking sheet. Place one slice of cheese on each baguette slice. Bake slices in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until the brie is melted.

2. While the baguette slices are baking, brush the pear slices with honey and grill on each side until soft.

3. Place a slice of pear on top of each cheesy baguette slice. Drizzle with honey and garnish with fresh rosemary.

If you like this crostini recipe, you might also like:

Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich with Red Onions and Fresh Rosemary from Two Peas and Their Pod
Warm Garlic Brie Crostini from Real Simple
Roasted Garlic, Brie, and Grape Crostini from Epicurious

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86 Responses to “Grilled Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini Recipe”

  1. Erica — June 30, 2010 @ 4:34 am

    How cool! You’re going to be famous…just saying 😉 The photos turned out great. Love the outfit you choose. And the recipes look so good. A great blend of flavors.

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet — June 30, 2010 @ 5:45 am

    Congrats! You guys are such a gorgeous couple! And the crostini is making my mouth water. Yum.

  3. bunkycooks — June 30, 2010 @ 6:14 am

    Congrats on the magazine article! These dishes look perfect for a photo shoot.

  4. Molly from Duchess of Fork — June 30, 2010 @ 6:18 am

    The pictures and recipes look great! You two were made for the camera 😉 What a fun experience for you guys. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Eliana — June 30, 2010 @ 6:23 am

    How fun – you guys look awesome :) (as does the food)

  6. Alanna — June 30, 2010 @ 6:40 am

    Congrats – what a great feature! I like how some “progressive” main stream media outlets take bloggers seriously and invite them into the fold. Not so lucky in St. Louis, yet …

    • Jessica replied: — June 30th, 2010 @ 7:59 am

      I live in Columbia, MO and we’re just starting to get noticed here…

  7. Barbara Bakes — June 30, 2010 @ 7:00 am

    How great! Love the pictures. The Crostini looks scrumptious.

  8. Maris — June 30, 2010 @ 7:03 am

    Stunning! You are a local celeb now :)

  9. alison — June 30, 2010 @ 7:04 am

    Congratulations on the article! I have a peach, Brie and honey Panini in my upcoming book and love your crostini. Your photos are wonderful, and I look forward to your posts everyday.

  10. Shannon — June 30, 2010 @ 7:15 am

    how exciting! love the photos :) and these crostini sound fabulous!!

  11. Jessica — June 30, 2010 @ 7:42 am

    The photos turned out great, and the article is awesome! You did Salt Lake proud!

  12. Dragon — June 30, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    You two are adorable!

  13. What a wonderful feature! That recipe sounds amazing!

  14. kat — June 30, 2010 @ 8:08 am

    How great & the crostini sounds yummy too

  15. pigpigscorner — June 30, 2010 @ 8:10 am

    The combo sounds amazing!

  16. Nadia — June 30, 2010 @ 8:19 am

    Delicious, love cheese and honey–the ultimate combination.

    Your photo shoot looks amazing, many congrats!

  17. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — June 30, 2010 @ 8:21 am

    Your crostini is just beautiful and sounds delicious! Congratulations on your magazine feature story as well. How exciting!

  18. Stephanie Meyer — June 30, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    Congratulations Maria! You guys look beautiful (love your top!) and the recipes are to die for. Well deserved. Can’t wait to make the crostini, a perfect summer appetizer!

  19. Double Dipped Life — June 30, 2010 @ 8:52 am

    Congrats for the feature! You both look great, and the food looks irresistible!

  20. Heather @ Side of Sneakers — June 30, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    Congratulations!!! Your recipes sound fantastic & those photos are beautiful!!

  21. Aggie — June 30, 2010 @ 9:00 am

    Oh my gosh, how exciting! The pictures are great, and seriously that recipe is making me crave honey and brie! Soooo good!

    That color blue looks awesome on you!

    • twopeas replied: — June 30th, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

      Thanks. I didn’t know it would match the kitchen props..ha!

  22. Valerie — June 30, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    Mmm…that looks and sounds amazing! But I’m most interested in the honey cake recipe. Is there any way to get ahold of it outside of Utah? And congratulations on being published! You sure are one cute couple!

    • twopeas replied: — June 30th, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

      I will try to post the honey yogurt cake in the near future. Thanks!

  23. Krista — June 30, 2010 @ 9:37 am

    Maria!! This is SO EXCITING!! I so wish I lived in Utah so I could grab a copy of this magazine!! I knew you were going to be famous from the moment I met you 😉 Your pics look great (and so do you! and hubs!) and that recipe looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it! I miss you tons & hope we can catch up soon! CONGRATULATIONS on being a local celebrity!

    • twopeas replied: — June 30th, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

      Your comment made my day. Thanks friend!

  24. Joanne — June 30, 2010 @ 9:50 am

    First of all you guys are THE cutest couple. Second of all, CONGRATS!

    That crostini recipe sounds fantastic. I bet it would make for an awesome grilled cheese also.

  25. Kalynskitchen — June 30, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    Congratulations; I love seeing the photos! Sounds like a lot of fun.

  26. Tracy — June 30, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    Everything looks delicious! Great job on the recipes!

  27. Stacey Snacks — June 30, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    Such fabulous photos, forget about the crostini……you guys look terrific!

  28. Cheryl — June 30, 2010 @ 10:44 am

    Arent you two cute as heck! Congratulations!

  29. Kelley — June 30, 2010 @ 10:50 am

    I’ll have to have my mom send me a copy. That’s so exciting. The pictures are fantastic, and the food looks even better.

  30. The crostini looks incredible (I love brie with pears or apples), but more importantly, you and Josh look fabulous! How fun to get to do a photo shoot – the photos turned out awesome. Be very proud!

  31. Jenny Flake — June 30, 2010 @ 11:03 am

    You guys are the cutest ever!! Love the looks of your recipes too! Have a great day girl!!

  32. Jen @ How To: Simplify — June 30, 2010 @ 11:42 am

    Congrats! What an awesome feature! I would love to have the Grilled Salmon with Honey-Orange Glaze for dinner tonight. Yum!

  33. Becky O. — June 30, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

    How wonderful. I will for sure try this recipe. I am going to pick up a copy on my way home from work.

  34. Cooking with Kait — June 30, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

    What an exciting opportunity. This crostini sounds wonderful.

  35. Traci — June 30, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    Congratulations Maria! Told you you would be totally famous one day. At least I can say “I was on TV with her once.” :)

    • twopeas replied: — June 30th, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

      Thanks, but I am not famous:)

  36. Melissa — June 30, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    Congratulations! I LOVE the crostini-so elegant, simple but beautiful! Missing those beehive road signs 😉

  37. Tania — June 30, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

    OMG…that looks so delicious. Congrats on the magazine spread…it’s so amazing! You look fantastic…and your hubs is so handsome!

  38. Diana Merrell — June 30, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

    Maria, congratulations! You are so beautiful – and what a lovely summer appetizer!

  39. Kristen — June 30, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

    You and Walter Dan are looking quite amazing! Love this! Congrats, Maria!

  40. Sarah — June 30, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

    Congrats! That is so exciting. I will have to find a copy… even though I am not in the county to the south. :)
    PS… Can I say I know you?

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