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Pear and Hazelnut Melba Toast

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

5 minutes


10-12 Servings

About the Recipe

It's pear season, and every autumn I forget. I get so immersed in all things apple that I forget about the greatness of pear.
These little toasts are something that my mother used to make me as a child. Often in times where I was feeling under the weather. They were in fact even more simple than these. They were Melba Toasts topped with only the hazelnut spread and baked. No fruit involved.
But, given my recent rediscovery of how much I love pears, I thought that they would bring these easy little snacks up a notch. I mean afterall, hazelnuts and pears are meant to be eaten together. Am I right?


1 1/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 1/2 cup Hazelnut Meal + more for sprinkling

2-3 Pears

18-20 Melba Toasts

Cinnamon for sprinkling


There are many things I love about this little snack. One of them being how quick and easy it is to make. With four ingredients and about 15 minutes of your time, you'll have prepared and baked these beauties and will be crunching your way through a plate of them.

Begin by heating your oven to 350F.

In a small mixing bowl use a spatula to mix together the sweetened condensed milk and hazelnut meal. Mix until you have a smooth textured batter and all the dry ingredients are well incorporated.

Cut your pears into 3mm thick slices.

Prepare your toasts by piping or spreading some of the hazelnut mixture onto the toast. (It will likely run over the sides a bit, but that is ok).

Next, top the mixture with a slice of the pear.

Sprinkle the top of each pear slice with some more hazelnut meal and a pinch of cinnamon.

Place your topped melba toasts onto a lined baking sheet.

Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Can be eaten warm or at room temperature.


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