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Ricotta Crostini with Balsamic Strawberries

Fresh balsamic strawberries served on toasted crostini with a honeyed ricotta and fresh basil make the perfect party appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Ricotta Crostini
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 toasts
Author Ali Randall


  • 1 loaf French bread
  • Olive oil
  • 1 pound ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 pound strawberries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped


  • Adjust the oven racks and preheat the broiler to 500°F. Slice the French bread into 1/4 inch slices. Brush olive oil using a pastry brush to one side of the bread. Broil for 5 minutes watching closely to make sure the bread doesn't brown too quickly. Once browned remove the bread from the oven and transfer to a platter.
  • In a small bowl mix together the ricotta cheese, honey and fresh cracked pepper. In a separate bowl, allow the strawberries and balsamic vinegar to marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Top each slice of French bread with a spoonful of the ricotta cheese mixture and top with strawberries and chopped basil. Serve immediately.