Walnut Bruschetta with Gorgonzola and Grilled Pears

Total Time
15 Mins
Serving Size
1 slice


This is the most wonderful early winter taste treat! Or swap in your favorite sliced stone fruit to enjoy this tasty bite in the summertime. You can use any local honey; the secret ingredient is the small amount of sea salt sprinkled over the top. 

Total Time

Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins


271 cal
Total Fat
10 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
2 g
23 mg
553 mg
38 g
Dietary Fiber
5 g
10 g


  • 3 ripe pears such as Bosc, French Butter or Comice
  • 1/2 loaf California walnut bread, such as French style or whole-wheat
  • 1 1/2 cups tiny arugula or micro arugula
  • 1/3 pound Gorgonzola cheese (dolce) rind removed, you can substitute your favorite blue cheese
  • Extra-virgin olive oil or walnut oil
  • Honey, to drizzle
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon sea salt (optional)


  1. Cut the bread into 6 3/4-inch thick slices. Brush with the oil and grill over a medium fire until nicely toasted on both sides.
  2. Concurrently, core and slice the pears into thick slabs, brush with the oil and grill. Smear bread slices with the cheese, top with a piece of grilled pear, and place on a large serving platter. Top with a sprinkling of arugula, a drizzle of honey and a small sprinkling of sea salt, if desired.