🍯🍑 Honey Ricotta Peach Crostini with Crispy Pancetta 🍑🍯

This delightful appetizer combines creamy ricotta, sweet peaches, and crispy pancetta for a perfect blend of flavors and textures. These crostini are sure to be a hit at any gathering!

📋 Ingredients:

  • 🥖 1 baguette, sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 🧈 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 🧀 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 🍯 2 tablespoons honey, plus more for drizzling
  • 🍑 2 ripe peaches, thinly sliced
  • 🥓 4-6 slices pancetta
  • 🌿 Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  • 🧂 Salt and black pepper, to taste

📝 Directions:

  1. Prepare the Crostini:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush both sides with olive oil.
  • Toast in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  1. Crisp the Pancetta:
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the pancetta slices until they are crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool. Once cooled, crumble into pieces.
  1. Prepare the Ricotta Mixture:
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese and 2 tablespoons of honey. Mix until smooth and well combined. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  1. Assemble the Crostini:
  • Spread a generous layer of the honey ricotta mixture onto each toasted baguette slice.
  • Top with 2-3 slices of peach.
  • Sprinkle the crumbled pancetta over the peaches.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Garnish each crostini with fresh basil leaves.
  • Drizzle a little extra honey over the top for added sweetness.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 12 crostini

Calories: 150 kcal per crostini

💡 Notes:

  • For added flavor, you can use a flavored honey, such as lavender or orange blossom.
  • These crostini are best enjoyed fresh but can be prepared ahead of time. Simply assemble just before serving to keep the bread from becoming soggy.
  • You can also grill the peaches for a slightly smoky flavor.

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