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!