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Bruschetta with Caramelised Pears & Grana Padano Riserva

Course: Starter
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 496kcal
Bruschetta with Caramelised Pears and Grana Padano Riserva: the perfect appetizer recipe for a summer Italian aperitivo with friends!

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  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread (about 300 g)
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pears (Santa Maria or Williams variety)
  • 60 ml honey
  • 60 gr butter
  • 60 gr Grana Padano Riserva
  • 3 sage leaves finely chopped


  • Peel and core the pears and slice them into wedges.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-low heat, add in the butter and honey and allow the butter to melt. Fold in the pears and cook, turning them often, until they're tender and caramelised.
  • Cut the bread into thick slices and brush them with extra-virgin olive oil on both sides.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium-low heat, add in the bread slices, and toast them for about 2 minutes on both sides until crunchy and golden on top. Remove the bruschettas from the skillet and set aside.
  • Remove the pears from the skillet and add a couple of wedges on each bruschetta bread. Top each bruschetta with shaves of Grana Padano Riserva, sprinkle some sage leaves on top and serve.


Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 1mg