Ricotta and Peach Crostini

October 30, 2023  •  Appetizers, Fruit

Each year I bring a group of guests on a food and wine adventure in Italy. We start in Rome, then travel south to the charming small city of Lecce, and finally end up at a castle for a week of biking and cooking and eating and drinking. I’ve taken 13 groups, a total of 127 people so far, and the 2024 trip is open for signups! Before the trip each year I host a cocktail party for guests to get to know each other, and I served this appetizer this year. It was a big hit so thought I’d share it with all of you.

Ricotta and Peach Crostini
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Serves: 16
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 16 crostini (cut from a baguette and toasted)
  • 16 peach slices
  • High quality balsamic vinegar (aged, thick and sweet is best)
  1. Mix the pesto into the ricotta cheese and top each crostini with 2 tablespoons of the mixture. Press a peach slice over the top and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.


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