Balsamic Glazed Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini


2 ripe firm pears

3 Tablespoons Bubbly or ZaZa ZINFINEL Vine gelee

3 tablespoons balsamic vinager

1 tablespoons butter

24 baguette rounds

1/2 cup spreadable goat cheese

1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds


Slice pears into 12 vertical planks

If the pieces are large cut in half for a total of 48 slices

Warm bubbly or ZaZa, vinegar and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat for about 2 to 3 minutes  stirring constantly, UNTIL reduced by half. 

Add pear slices and continue cooking for 1 minute turning pears once.

Spread 1 teaspoon goat cheese on each baguette slice. Top with 2 pear slices, sprinkle with almonds

Makes 24 servings