1 whole grain baguette, sliced into rounds
2 pears, chopped (Red Bartlett works well)
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch of nutmeg
2 tablespoons Olive Lucy Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
1 teaspoon honey
Preheat oven to 400. Lay baguette rounds on a baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown and toasted. Set aside.
Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and add butter. Add pears, then sprinkle with salt and nutmeg. Allow to caramelize slowly â€“ for about 10-15 minutes. In a bowl, combine mascarpone and honey. Spread on baguette slices. Once pears are caramelized, add balsamic vinegar and cook for 1-2 more minutes. Add spoonfuls of pear mixture on top of mascarpone on baguette. These can be served warm or cold.