Caramelized Pear Crostini
3 large pears, cored. Quartered and cut into 1/4 inch thick strips
1 large onion, sliced into long thin strips
2 Tbsp. olive oil, plus more for the bread
Salt and pepper to taste
One loaf of French or rustic loaf bread, sliced about ¾ - 1 inch thick.
Preheat oven to 400 F. Lay bread slices on a baking sheet and brush the tops lightly with olive oil. Bake until toasted, about 10 – 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and caramelize. When caramelized, add the pear strips and cook until tender. Salt and pepper to taste.
Spread each slice of toasted bread with some pesto. Spoon on some of the caramelized onion/ pear mixture on top of the pesto. Sprinkle some gorgonzola cheese on top of the onion/ pear mixture. Garnish with candied walnuts.