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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sweet and Savory Pear and Brie Flatbread

I received produce from Melissa's and a Silpat for recipe development in conjunction with #FabulousFallBounty. All opinions are honest and my own.

This sweet and savory appetizer is full of all the good stuff.  Pears, melty brie and fresh flatbread. It is quick, easy and oh so tasty!

slices of flatbread cut and ready to serve

      Holiday parties call for appetizers. They are usually one of my favorite parts. In fact, parties could all totally be appetizer and dessert buffets and I would be totally fine with that!

      So I thought I would make you a fun flatbread that is perfect for a holiday nosh table. It would also be fun served with a simple salad for lunch. Or heck, it would be perfect with a bottle of wine and a date with the couch. No judging here, however you want to enjoy it is fine with me!


     I knew I wanted to do something fun with the great Melissa's pears I received. I originally was thinking scones, but I couldn't get the idea of gooey cheese out of my head. So I settled on a flatbread loaded to the gills with pears and brie.

flatbread topped with cheese, pear slices and herbs ready to bake

     I thought of just picking up some naan for a base, which would be really lovely as well. But we were baking up some homemade crescent rolls, so I just used some of the extra dough from that instead. Feel free to use a tube of dough or even some pizza dough if you prefer. It would all be wonderful!

melted brie oozing over the edge of the flatbread

    Other than gathering and slicing the ingredients, this dish practically makes itself. Just throw it all on there and pop it in the oven.

   With the Silpat, it doesn't even matter if some of the cheese escapes. It'll just wipe right up! (Or be gobbled up by the cook, it's only right after all!)

piece of flatbread with melted brie and slices of pear

     If you want to accentuate the sweet, you can drizzle the baked flatbread with a bit of honey. If you want to accentuate the savory, some toasted walnuts would be perfect. Or heck, do both!

     I went with honey since my husband wouldn't touch it with nuts. As it was he happily gobbled up a few pieces. It was a perfect light weekend lunch before a big family dinner!

     What are your favorite holiday appetizers?




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Yield: 8 Servings
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Sweet and Savory Pear and Brie Flatbread

Sweet and Savory Pear and Brie Flatbread

This sweet and savory appetizer is full of all the good stuff. Pears, melty brie and fresh flatbread. It is quick, easy and oh so tasty!
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 15 MTotal time: 25 M

Ingredients:

  • 1 tube (or 1/4 batch homemade) crescent rolls
  • 2 pears
  • 8 oz brie
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • optional: honey and/or toasted walnuts

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F and line a cookie sheet with a silpat.
  2. Roll the crescent dough out into a rectangle. Place on silpat and set aside.
  3. Slice the brie and arrange over the crescent dough.
  4. Core the pears and slice thinly. Arrange over brie. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and chopped rosemary.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and the crust is light golden brown.
  6. Serve with toasted walnuts or a drizzle of honey.
Calories
142.82
Fat (grams)
8.75
Sat. Fat (grams)
5.33
Carbs (grams)
10.63
Fiber (grams)
1.55
Net carbs
9.08
Sugar (grams)
6.98
Protein (grams)
6.35
Sodium (milligrams)
230.35
Cholesterol (grams)
30.42
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This sweet and savory appetizer is full of all the good stuff.  Pears, melty brie and fresh flatbread. It is quick, easy and oh so tasty!



8 comments:

  1. Pears and Brie is one of my favorite combinations.

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    1. Mine too, they just play so nicely together. Thank you!

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  2. OMG Carlee, this is definitely getting served up with my next charcuterie tray.

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  3. Yum! I love such easy, quick and mouth-watering recipes, Carlee. This is a great appetizer or a breakfast idea, right?! :)

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    1. I'd happily have some for breakfast! Great idea! Thanks, Agness!

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  4. I love this combination for your awesome appetizer! Thanks so much for sharing with us at our Thanksgiving Edition of Full Plate Thursday! Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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