Garlic Bread with Goat Cheese, Pear, and Roasted Red Pepper Recipe

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garlic-bread-friday1I first tasted this bread, a very many years ago, when visiting with a friend in Montreal. My friend had a very small kitchen but loved to entertain and focused on simple dishes that were easy to prepare. She served this bread as the appetizer to our dinner that night, with a nice bottle of red wine, and it really was a great way to start a meal.

 

garlic-bread-friday2I’ve acquired the recipe and have started serving it to my guests when I need something delightful but straightforward. Now you can give it a try too!

This garlic bread is, I guess, a kind of pull-apart bread. I’ve seen a few of them around the internet lately. Perhaps a sort of high-brow pull-apart bread. It’s not too hard, so I’m going to keep the instructions conversational, ok?

Ingredients
1 stick of salted butter
2-3 cloves of garlic,(to your taste)
1 baguette
1 pkg or about
4 oz of goat cheese (chevre)
1 pear
about 250 mL of roasted red peppers (about 3 peppers)

garlic-bread-friday3Directions Mince the garlic, very finely and add to the butter. Melt together in a microwave or on the stove top. Slice the baguette on a slight diagonal about 1 inch apart along the length of the baguette. Transfer the baguette to a sheet of foil. The foil should be wide enough to wrap around the baguette and about 4 inches longer than the bread’s length. Spread a bit of goat cheese on each side of the bread in the slices. Slice the pear in half, core it, and cut into thin slices. Slice the peppers into 1/2 inch strips. In the first cut in the baguette put a piece of the red pepper. In the next cut in the baguette, stuff a slice or two of pear. Continue this way, alternating red pepper and pear along the whole baguette. Brush the warm garlic butter, liberally, all over the bread.

Comments

  1. says

    Love it! I actually just bought some goat cheese spur of the moment the other day while grocery shopping. I really want some crab legs now. I'm drooling all over my keyboard.

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