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Pear & Camembert Crostini

Try this healthy, simple & delicious appetizer over the Christmas holidays.


· 12 diagonal slices whole-grain baguette (1/2 inch thick)

· Olive oil cooking spray

· 12 slices Camembert or Brie cheese (1/4-inch; about 3 ounces)

· 1 medium firm ripe pear, cut into 24 slices

· 2 tablespoons apricot or plum preserves, warmed

· 1 cup watercress or arugula

· Freshly ground pepper to taste


· Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

· Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet and coat both sides with cooking spray. Bake,

turning once, until toasted, 10 to 12 minutes. Top each with a slice of cheese. Bake until

the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes more.

· Top each crostini with 2 pear slices, brush with preserves and top with greens and a

generous grinding of pepper.

(Recipe from Living Well - modified)

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