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Fresh Cherry and Goat Cheese Crostini

Posted by Peggy on July 3, 2010

Fresh Cherry and Goat Cheese Crostini
Recipe: Fresh Cherry and Goat Cheese Crostini

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 2-1/2 ounces (1/3 cup) ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup pitted, chopped sweet cherries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 18 pecan or walnut halves, toasted
  • 16, 2 1/2-inch long baguette slices*

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mash together goat cheese, ricotta and balsamic vinegar with a fork until completely combined. Stir in cherries and red onion and season with freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Spread cherry cheese mixture over each bread slice. Sprinkle with chopped mint and top each with a walnut of pecan halve. Serve.

*With a serrated knife, slice baguettes diagonally to get the 2 1/2-inch length. Brush with extra virgin olive oil and toast in a 350° oven until golden brown (about 15 minutes) to make crostini.

Time: 40 minutes (includes time to pit the cherries)

Number of servings (yield): 1 1/4 cups spread (enough spread for apx.16 (2 1/2-inch long bread slices or crostini)

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