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Peach Crostini with Herbed RIcotta & Crispy Prosciutto

Peach Crostini with Herbed Ricotta & Crispy Prosciutto


  • Author: Molly
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 appetizer servings 1x

Description

These Peach Crostini with Herbed Ricotta & Crispy Prosciutto are a bite of summer! Juicy, sweet peaches are the perfect compliment to whipped herbed ricotta and salty, crisped prosciutto. A summer appetizer that is sure to impress!


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Ingredients

For the Herbed Ricotta:

  • 1 (15-oz) container ricotta cheese (I prefer whole milk for this)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, torn
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Crispy Prosciutto:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 slices of prosciutto, chopped

For the Crostini:

  • Grilled or toasted bread slices (I like a thinly sliced baguette for this)
  • The herbed ricotta
  • The crispy prosciutto
  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and thinly sliced
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Additional fresh herbs, for garnish

Instructions

For the Herbed Ricotta:

  1. Place the ricotta in a food processor and run the machine for a minute, occasionally stopping to scrape down the sides, until it is fluffy and completely smooth.
  2. Add in the heavy cream and run the machine again until incorporated. Add the herbs and a pinch each of salt and pepper and process again to incorporate
  3. Use immediately or place in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to use. Allow to sit at room temperature for a bit before using.

For the Prosciutto:

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil.
  2. Add the chopped prosciutto and cook, stirring frequently, until it is crispy and rendered.
  3. Remove from the pan and drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

For the Crostini:

  1. Grill or toast your bread.
  2. Spread the herbed ricotta generously on the crostini and top with the sliced peaches, crispy prosciutto, a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic glaze, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and additional fresh herbs. Serve immediately.

  • Category: appetizer

Keywords: peach and prosciutto crostini, summer peach appetizer, peach crostini, whipped herb ricotta, peach and whipped ricotta toasts