Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sweet Cherry Bruschetta

 Mother Nature dealt the cherry crop a hard blow this year...record high temperatures in March and then hard freezes in May made for a very small crop of fruit.
 This bruschetta is delicious and I hope you enjoy it!

Sweet Cherry Bruschetta:

1 loaf Baguette
Olive oil for baguette
1  1/2 cups chopped sweet cherries
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/3 cup chopped yellow pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon Raspberry Blush Vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
Fresh Mozzarella cheese
Basil, if desired

Combine the cherries, cilantro, yellow pepper, chopped onions, Vinegar, sugar, and 1 teaspoon olive oil.  Set aside.

Cut baguette in 1/2 inch slices and place in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and turn slices, brush each slice with olive oil, return to oven and bake 5 additional minutes. Quickly place
  fresh mozzarella (sliced thinly) on each slice.  Then top each slice with a heaping tablespoon of cherry mixture.
I added freshly chopped basil on top for a nice additional flavor!


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