Celebrate the late summer months with a unique "ode" to peaches. This peach crostini recipe offers a fun appetizer that is both quick and easy, with flavors that remind us of picnics in the park while looking elegant enough to grace a fancy dinner party. The homemade crostini and goat cheese provide the perfect foundation for a hint of peachy sweetness, made even more delicate with the hint of your favorite honey. Peach crostini is a recipe for any occasion is a favorite in my house and I hope it will be in yours as well!
Tip: If you have extra diced peaches and honey left over, save to use as a vanilla ice cream topping. Tastes just like peach cobbler without the added carbs!
Read more at: https://inspiredepicurean.com/peach-crostini/.
Cheers to your hearth, health, and happiness!
Just a few simple (and fresh) ingredients are needed to make this an extra special appetizer! (Not pictured: Salt, pepper, EVOO)
The sprinkle of fresh thyme leaves provides a nice balance to the sweet undertones of peach and honey; though, the thyme is optional.
For the crostini
- 1/2 of a baguette (10 - 12 slices, cut about 1/4-inch thick)
- 2 tbsp EVOO
- pinch of black pepper
For the topping
- 1 cup fresh peaches, diced
- 2 oz. plain goat cheese
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- pinch of coarse sea salt
For the crostini
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Using a brush, coat each baguette slice with olive oil until surface area is completely covered. Sprinkle with a hint of black pepper.
- Place no a nonstick baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until the bread turns a light golden brown.
For the topping and assembly
- While crostini bakes, add diced peaches and honey to a small saucepan and heat through over medium heat. This should take approximately the same length of time as the crostini takes to bake, about 10 minutes.
- Remove crostini from oven and peach-honey mixture from heat. Allow crostini to cool for a few minutes.
- When ready, spread goat cheese on each slice. Top with peach-honey mixture and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves and pinch of coarse sea salt. Serve and enjoy immediately!
- If you have leftover peaches, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator (up to a few days) and reheat as a topping for vanilla ice cream.
Yummy sounds so delicious