Summer Fruit Bruschetta

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Summer Fruit Bruschetta

June 8, 2016
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Summer Fruit Bruschetta

Summer Fruit Bruschetta. So Yum!

Oh my gosh, have you seen the beautiful California apricots yet?  They are overflowing at the stores right now, and they are gorgeous! Substantial in size with just the right amount of firmness.  I think all the rain we had plumped them up and they are delicious!

Summer Fruit Bruschetta. So Yum!

This recipe is perfect for those warm summer nights that call for something sweet.  It’s super easy to whip up and the outcome is completely worth it.  I used a cream cheese/ricotta mixture for the base, but you could easily substitute feta or goat cheese if you’d like.  The apricots nestle into the cheese and the basil adds a fabulous twist.  The quaint toasts are lightly drizzled with honey to bring it all together and voila, an instant fresh summer appetizer….

Summer Fruit Bruschetta. So Yum!

Start by cutting a french baguette on the diagonal and toasting slightly under the broiler

 

Summer Fruit Bruschetta. So Yum!

Whip up the cheese mixture and mash a handful of raspberries to create a faux jam

 

Summer Fruit Bruschetta. So Yum!

Add the raspberries to the cheese and fold in

 

Summer Fruit Bruschetta. So Yum!

Spread a dollop of the cheese mixture onto the cooled toast

 

Summer Fruit Bruschetta. So Yum!

Top with sliced apricot

 

Summer Fruit Bruschetta. So Yum!

Add thinly sliced basil leaves and a raspberry to the top

 

Summer Fruit Bruschetta. So Yum!

Drizzle with a bit of honey

 

Summer Fruit Bruschetta. So Yum!

The yum factor does not stop!  The crunchiness of the bread and the softness of the cheese, along with all the fruit flavors going on is so refreshing.  It’s my new favorite appetizer to serve dinner guests and it can easily be yours too!  It only take a few minutes to prepare…

 

Summer Fruit Bruschetta. So Yum!

Let’s make some!  Here is the recipe for ya…

 

Summer Fruit Bruschetta
Serves 12
A delicious alternative to traditional bruschetta, these little toasts are topped with a raspberry infused cheese and sliced apricots
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 french baguette
  2. 3 oz. whipped cream cheese
  3. 3 oz. ricotta cheese
  4. 6 apricots, sliced
  5. 8 oz. raspberries
  6. Fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  7. Honey
Instructions
  1. Slice the baguette into thin slices and toast under the broiler for a few minutes on each side. You aren't looking to brow, just dehydrate the slices a bit to harden up. Allow to cool.
  2. Combine the cream cheese and ricotta
  3. Grab about 10 raspberries and mash with a fork. Add to the cream cheese mixture and fold to combine
  4. Top each toast with a bit of cheese, apricot slices, basil and top with a raspberry.
  5. Drizzle honey over each toast and serve!
Adapted from http://www.thecookierookie.com/fruit-bruschetta/
California Grown http://californiagrown.org/

Check out these Apricot Blackberry Jewels too!

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Or you might even like these Blue Cheese and Walnut Topped FigsFresh figs topped with Blue Cheese, Pecans and Honey

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