Grilled Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini Recipe

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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, GrilledΒ 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.Β 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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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. 2. While the baguette slices are baking, brush the pear slices with honey and grill on each side until soft.
  3. 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

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. How cool! You’re going to be famous…just saying πŸ˜‰ The photos turned out great. Love the outfit you choose. And the recipes look so good. A great blend of flavors.

  2. 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 …

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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 πŸ˜‰ 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. great pictures–that’s so exciting for ya’ll!
    meanwhile, this combination of crostini-toppers is great, especially the unexpected rosemary. lovely work. πŸ™‚

  12. I picked up the magazine and it’s a beautiful spread. Well done, Maria and Heidi. This crostini recipe immediately caught my eye.

  13. I dont know how I missed this post but I’m glad I found it! The crostini looks great! I make a blue cheese one with pears and sage and its one of our favorite recipes. I’ll have to give this one a try too.
    Bring the magazine to Blogher Food Convention, I would love to see it. Great pics of you guys!!! πŸ™‚

  14. What an interesting combination with the pear, brie and honey. It sounds delicious.

    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new vegetarian food photo gallery showcasing beautiful and flavorful vegetarian food.

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