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Honey-Thyme Roasted Strawberry Crostini - Blog-2

Honey-Thyme Roasted Strawberry Crostini


  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 + servings 1x

Description

This crostini comes together with beautifully roasted honey-thyme strawberries, and whipped ricotta cheese. It is then topped off with a drizzle of honey and balsamic. The combination of sweet and tart makes for a perfect spring and summer appetizer.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 lb. Strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
  • 1 Baguette, sliced at a diagonal
  • 2 8 oz containers Kite Hill Ricotta Alternative or 1 15 oz Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese (room temperature), whipped
  • 3 tbsp Beeyond The Hive Raw Clover Honey
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for coating the bread
  • Fresh Lemon Thyme Sprigs, a handful
  • Balsamic Vinegar (high quality), for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Strawberries: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. To a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, add the strawberries and fresh thyme. Drizzle with honey.
  2. Roast the fruit: Roast for 20 minutes until the berries release some of their juices. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  3. Crostini: During the last 8-10 minutes, line a small baking sheet with parchment paper and add the bread in a single layer. Brush each piece with some olive oil and bake until golden brown.
  4. Whip the cheese: In a food processor, whip the ricotta cheese on high until it reaches a velvety smooth texture.
  5. Assemble: Once the strawberries have slightly cooled, top each crostini piece with whipped ricotta and roasted strawberries. Drizzle with some strawberry syrup, balsamic vinegar and a bit more honey right before serving. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Strawberries: Make sure not to overcook them or they will become mushy.
  • Baguette: I cut about 30-32 slices. 
  • Ricotta: If you use the Kite Hill Ricotta, to mask some of the almond flavor, I recommend that you add a bit of honey before you whip it. Just play around with it though, and be sure to taste test this ricotta cheese first. (Personally, I think the ricotta is great as is). Also, always whip the cheese (at room temperature) in a food processor to ensure a super smooth and velvety texture.
  • Category: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Crostini Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Easy Appetizer Recipes, Entertaining Recipes, Fruit Recipes, Honey, Roasted Fruit Recipes, Spring Recipes, Strawberry, Summer Recipes

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