Berry Crostini

This recipe is two weeks in the making.  I had planned on making this tasty treat for the 4th of July, but then I forgot to buy berries.  Smart.  When I finally did get to the store to buy the berries, I spilled the blueberries alllllll over the inside of the grocery cart.  Of course this means that the berries slipped through the holes of the cart and onto the floor of the checkout line.  Thanks to the nice cashier, who didn’t bat an eye, and my dear Joshua, who ran to get more berries, I made it out of the store in one piece, feeling super graceful as usual.  With all the ingredients I was finally able to make the crostinis and was crossing my fingers that it was all worth the berry-fiasco.  It totally was!  I really enjoyed the crusty bread topped with sweet berries, creamy ricotta, and a perfect drizzle of honey.  This snack would be a simple stunner at your next party!

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Berry Crostini                      Printer-Friendly Recipe

Slightly Adapted From: Eat. Drink. Love
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 16-20 slices

Ingredients

1 loaf of crusty bread (I used my Easy Artisan Bread, but a French baguette would work)
Olive oil or melted butter
10 oz. Ricotta Cheese (Mascarpone Cheese or Cream Cheese can be substituted)
1 pint berries (I used blueberries and raspberries)
Honey for drizzling

Directions

Drizzle olive oil on sliced bread and either toast the bread on a grill or in a 350 degree oven.  Toast for 3-5 minutes or until the toasts have nice grill marks or are turning golden.  Let the bread sit for a few minutes before topping it.

Spread a little cheese on each toast and then pile on the berries.  Drizzle with honey, serve, and enjoy!

Easy Artisan Bread has never failed me.

Easy Artisan Bread has never failed me.

Cut up the slices that you plan on serving immediately.  They're really easy to make, but are probably not as good leftover.

Cut up the slices that you plan on serving immediately. The crostinis are really easy to make, but are probably not as good leftover.

Grill 'em!

Grill ’em!

Nice grill marks.

Nice grill marks.

Slather on some ricotta cheese.

Slather on some ricotta cheese.

Top with berries.

Top with berries.

Don't forget the honey, it really helps pull all of the flavors together!

Don’t forget the honey, it really helps pull all of the flavors together!

131 150Do any of you have an embarrassing shopping story to share?  We all have our moments. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Berry Crostini

  1. There have been two separate occasions while in the same grocery store I left my boys too close to the spaghetti sauces and they began pulling, and subsequently dropping, the jars from the shelf. As it turns out, the sound of jars breaking is a real attention getting in a grocery store!!! I worry that some day I’ll walk into that store and see my picture at the entrance stating that me and my lovelies are banned from the premises…

    • Oh no, Bobbi!! I can imagine that would be embarrassing. Maybe they have your picture in the store with the caption “Sauce Lady.” 🙂 I’m thinking that I should have my groceries delivered to me to prevent any future spills.

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