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Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta

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Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta is like a little slice of heaven! They are the perfect fancy appetizer for any family party or gathering!


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The sweet, juicy pears combined with the salty prosciutto, tangy blue cheese, and crispy baguette slices are simply irresistible!

The combination of pear and prosciutto is a classic for a reason! Seriously that perfect blend of sweet and salty!

The toasted baguette offers a perfect crunch, while the blue cheese adds a smooth, creamy contrast.

And each prosciutto bruschetta is really beautiful! Totally use them to impress the in-laws man!

Plus they are super easy to prepare! It’s a simple, no-fuss recipe!

Pear bruschetta is perfect for any fancy dinner party, casual get-together, or even just a treat for yourself!


All ingredients laid out on counter, ready to prepare


What Ingredients Are in Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta?

You should be able to find the great ingredients for this easy appetizer in most local grocery stores:

  • Olive Oil: Used for brushing the baguettes and marinating the pear.
  • Pear: Use fresh pairs!
  • Red Onion: I prefer this color over the others when raw.
  • Balsamic Vinegar: Gives a tangy kick to the pear marinade.
  • Fresh Thyme: Best when raw and not dried.
  • French Baguette: Sliced and toasted to crunchy perfection.
  • Blue Cheese: Crumbled for a tangy, creamy layer.
  • Prosciutto: Salty and savory. Goes really well with the sweet pear!

Pro Tips: 

  • Choose ripe but firm pears for the best texture and flavor.
  • Make sure nothing is expired or old. Things tend to lose their flavor over time.


pear, onion, olive oil, vinegar and thyme in a bowl unmixed.


How to Make Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta?

Holiday party and not a lot of time? This will totally become one of your go-to appetizers then! 

Because it’s so fast and easy but SOOO yummy too!

  1. Marinate diced pear and onion in a mix of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and thyme.
  2. Brush baguette slices with olive oil and toast to a golden brown.
  3. Add a layer of blue cheese to the warm baguette slices.
  4. Top with the marinated pear mixture and then a piece of prosciutto.
  5. Serve immediately for the best taste.

Pro Tips: 

  • Watch the baguettes closely in the oven to ensure they don’t burn – you want them just golden!
  • Have the kids help! These are so easy to assemble. All you need is a little time or an extra set of hands!


pear, onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and thyme in a bowl mixed.


Can Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta Be Made Ahead of Time?

You can make bruschetta ahead of time but not too far ahead. It’s best enjoyed fresh. 

But you can prep the pear mixture and toast the baguettes a few hours ahead if you want. 

Then combine it when you’re ready to eat.


Olive oil being brushed on to baguette slices.


How to Store Leftover Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta?

If you know you’re not going to eat them all, it’s really best not to prepare too many bruschetta as stay fresh very long.

If it’s at a party and I’m not sure how much to prepare, I’ll often serve everything right net to each other. That way people can grab and make them as they eat them.

But if you’ve got some leftovers, wrap them gently in parchment paper and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

You’ll want to eat them within 24 hours for the best texture and flavor.


baked bruschetta toasts


Can You Freeze Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta?

You shouldn’t freeze bruschetta. After freezing and then thawing, it tends to be soggy and really not great.

I actually don’t even recommend making it separately either and freezing it separately. 

The texture just changes too much. Even when frozen separately.

Just eat it when it’s fresh or not at all.


blue cheese being placed on hot bruschetta toasts. As Blue Cheese melts, it is spread over the top


Is Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta Healthy?

I think this pear and blue cheese bruschetta is super healthy!  The pear and olive oil offer a bunch of nutritional benefits.

Plus you’ve got protein because of the rich blue cheese and prosciutto.

Of course, what people react to and what they think is healthy varies so widely! So, go with what you feel is best for you!

You can always look up all the nutrition information and daily values of everything if you need to.


pear mixture gently placed on top of the blue cheese


When to Serve Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta?

This easy appetizer should be served all the time! 

I don’t usually serve it for a regular weeknight dinner, though you totally could.

Serve it at:

  • Your next party
  • A holiday gathering
  • A baby shower
  • Any time you’ve got a sweet and salty craving!

It’s so classy and easy, you should serve it whenever you want!


Diced Prosciutto sprinkled on top of each bruschetta


What to Serve with Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta?

I think it’s a great idea to pair this pear and prosciutto bruschetta with other yummy appetizers.

Here are some great Appetizer Recipes to get you started:


Bruschetta prepared and laid out on a serving board


How to Ripen Crunchy Pears?

If your sweet pears are way too crunchy, you can actually ripen them on the counter.

Place them in a paper bag at room temperature. 

Check the whole pear bundle daily until they reach the desired ripeness.


zoomed in image of pear and prosciutto bruschetta on serving tray with sprigs of thyme.


Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta is a delicious and easy appetizer that’s sure to become a go-to for your next gathering or just as a fancy treat for yourself! Enjoy!


Yield: 12 Servings

Pear & Prosciutto Bruschetta

zoomed in side view of bruschetta on serving board

Discover the delicious Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta. A perfect blend of sweet, salty, and crunchy flavors, ideal for any gathering!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  1. Preheat oven to Broil.
  2. In a small bowl, mix pear, onion, 1 Tablespoon olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and thyme. Set aside to marinate for 5 minutes.
  3. While Pears are marinating, lay baguettes slices on a cookie sheet.
  4. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of each with olive oil (about 3 Tablespoons total)
  5. Heat bruschetta slices in oven for 3 - 5 minutes. WATCH CAREFULLY as your baguette may burn. You want a slightly golden top. DO NOT OVER COOK. (Your oven will cook different than mine so watch close, cooking times are estimates.)
  6. Remove from oven. Sprinkle each with crumbled blue cheese and allow blue cheese to slowly warm and melt.
  7. While Baguette slices are still warm but not burning hot, Spread blue cheese onto each slice.
  8. Spoon pear mixture onto the blue cheese.
  9. Top with sliced prosciutto.
  10. Serve Immediately.


Pear mixture can be made ahead of time and kept in fridge until ready.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 632mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g

Nutritional information is estimated, not exact.

Recipe Adapted From: All Recipes

Originally Posted: September 30, 2014

Photos and Text Updated: February 17, 2018

Photos & Text Updated: December 9, 2023

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