Make Ahead Prosciutto and Cherry Bruschetta

Makes 6 large toasts

Make Ahead: 1 day ahead cut up cherries and crumble blue cheese. Keep in the fridge. The bread can be toasted and kept out for about 6 hours. Assemble right before serving. All of these ingredients can be served at room temperature, perfect for a picnic or appetizers in your backyard.

 

Ingredients

  • 6 slices rustic bread, ½ inch thick
  • olive oil
  • 6 slices prosciutto
  • 1 cup cherries (bing or rainier), pitted and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • black pepper

 

Directions

  1. Turn a grill or flat top on top med/high heat. Brush olive oil liberally on both sides of bread and place on heat. Toast for about 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn over and toast other side. Repeat with remaining toast.
  2. When you are ready to serve, lay a slice of prosciutto on each toast, top evenly with cherries and blue cheese, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and top with cracked black pepper.

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