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Pear “Toasts”

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You’ve probably noticed how trendy the idea of toast has become, with food magazines, cooking shows, and restaurant chefs across the country coming up with enticing toppings for a humble slice of bread. There are even entire cafés dedicated to the concept. But what happens when you have the wacky idea to exchange a slice of pear for the bread? Magic!
  •  Toast 1:
  • USA Green Anjou Pear
  • Almond Nut Butter
  • Banana Slices
  • Honey Drizzle
  • Cinnamon Sprinkle
  • Poppy Seeds
  •  Toast 2:
  • USA Bosc Pear
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Crumbled Feta
  • Chopped Kalamata Olives
  • Dill Sprigs
  •  Toast 3:
  • USA Bosc Pear
  • Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese
  • Salami Slices
  • Chopped Hazelnuts
  • Chopped Parsley
  •  Toast 4:
  • USA Red Anjou
  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • Chopped Dried Apricots
  • Mint Leaves
  • Black Sesame Seeds

Here are four delicious ideas for topping pear “toasts” at home. Consider this a jumping off point for coming up with your own creative combinations, using whatever variety of pear you have ripening on the counter, and any tasty toppings sitting in your fridge or pantry. The options are practically endless, since pears taste amazing with both sweet and savory flavors. These quick creations are a yummy snack for kids and adults alike, whether the craving strikes after school or at the office. But really they are great anytime of the day, from breakfast on the go to a midnight snack.


The first step is to slice a ripe USA pear lengthwise, cutting on either side of the core to create 1/4-inch thick planks. Next, get topping!


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