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Crostini are your perfect quick dinner hack, and with this recipe you will delight your guests

Tina Kovačiček

February 20, 2024

All of us have surely, sooner or later, found ourselves in a situation where we had to prepare dinner in a hurry. At the same time, it should turn out tasty, quickly ready and “smartly” served in order to charm your guests who came at the last minute.

A sure way out of that situation are crostini, an Italian appetizer consisting of slices of baked or toasted bread with any toppings you can imagine, or at least get on the fly. Don’t be fooled by the appetizer in the previous sentence, because the bread here will satisfy even the hungriest mouth. Crostini can come in countless variations, and below is a pretty good flavor combination that you wouldn’t think of right away.

Baked pear with honey and ricotta


1 baguette

2 cups of ricotta

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

6 spoons of honey

1 tablespoon of butter

1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary

2 pears, thinly sliced ​​(¼ cm)

1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice

arugula sea salt, for garnish


  • Heat the oven to 180 degrees and toast the sliced ​​bread for 4 minutes on each side. Take it out of the oven and set it aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the ricotta, salt, pepper and 3 tablespoons of honey.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter, rosemary and thinly sliced ​​pears and sauté for 2-3 minutes until the pears begin to soften. Pour over the remaining 3 tablespoons of honey and continue to sauté until the pears begin to look caramelized and golden. Add lemon juice and mix. Turn off the heat.
  • To make the crostini, start by spreading a generous amount of seasoned ricotta over each piece of toasted bread. Put a few slices of pear baked in honey on top and garnish with a piece of stewed rosemary and a pinch of sea salt, and for added flavor a leaf of spicy arugula