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


  • 1 French baguette sliced ½ inch thick
  • Brie cheese thinly sliced, rind removed
  • 2 pears halved, cored, and thinly sliced
  • Honey
  • 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.

Have you tried this recipe?

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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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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ The photos turned out great. Love the outfit you choose. And the recipes look so good. A great blend of flavors.

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

  3. Maria-
    The pictures and recipes look great! You two were made for the camera ๐Ÿ˜‰ What a fun experience for you guys. Thanks for sharing.

  4. 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 …

  5. 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.

  6. Delicious, love cheese and honey–the ultimate combination.

    Your photo shoot looks amazing, many congrats!

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

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

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

  17. Congratulations Maria! Told you you would be totally famous one day. At least I can say “I was on TV with her once.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Congratulations! I LOVE the crostini-so elegant, simple but beautiful! Missing those beehive road signs ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

  20. Congrats! That is so exciting. I will have to find a copy… even though I am not in the county to the south. ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS… Can I say I know you?

  21. A perfect recipe. Rosemary adds the right touch. I think we should eat more honey and less sugar. I like honey when it’s mixed with savory.

  22. Congrats on having your recipe published in a magazine. You are very deserving.

    Those crostini look wonderful. The honey, cheese, and pears are a wonderful combination.

  23. How great!! Wish I was still out there to grab a copy. You guys look great! And the recipe…yum!

  24. great pictures–that’s so exciting for ya’ll!
    meanwhile, this combination of crostini-toppers is great, especially the unexpected rosemary. lovely work. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Well aren’t you two the cutest? Fantastic couple, fantastic recipes! Love the look of that salmon.

  26. AMAZING-sounding appetizer.

    and you look so beautiful in those pictures! what fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  28. Y’all look so cute!!! That looks like such a fun day too. And the photos turned out lovely.

  29. Oh my goodness. This sounds fantastic! Sure, I’ve had pear and brie crostini before but for some reason never thought to add a touch of honey – but I totally will next time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. That looks heavenly! I love pear & brie paninis but it actually never occurred to me to put them on crostini.

    The photos from the shoot look great!

  31. 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!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    Iโ€™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.

  33. When you say grill the pears do you mean on a charcoal grill? Or can that be done on the stove / oven?