Winter, Fall, Bake, Advance, Appetizers, American, Pork, Hors d’Oeuvre, Spring, Bold
1 package (8 oz.) finely chopped ready-to-eat ham
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 can (15.25 oz.) Bartlett pears in heavy syrup,
1/3 cup (3 oz.) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper
1 loaf French bread or 3 to 4 French sandwich rolls
1/3 cup olive oil
Combine ham, cream cheese, pears, cheese, onion and pepper; refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow flavors to blend. Slice French bread into 1/4-inch slices. Place in single layer on a baking sheet. Brush both sides of each slice with some of the olive oil. Bake at 375 for 6 minutes per side or until toasted and golden brown. Remove from oven to cool on wire rack.When ready to serve, spoon about 1 tablespoon ham mixture on each toasted bread slice. Garnish with green onion slices.
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