Apricot Crostini Recipe

Apricot crostinis on a white plate next to a basket of ripe peaches

Tired of sandwiches?Β  Try thisΒ crostini topped with ricotta, apricots, and a healthy drizzle of honey for a light, healthy snack that’s oh-so-satisfying.

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Apricot Crostini Recipe

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes

Yield

about 16 crostini

Ingredients

  • 1 demi-baguette, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 c. ricotta cheese (I used low-fat)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 small apricots, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • a handful of arugula (optional–it adds a nice peppery contrast to the sweetness of the apricots and honey)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place bread slices on baking sheet and top each with ricotta, salt and pepper, and apricot slices. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crostini is nicely toasted. Drizzle with honey and top with arugula (if using).

Comments

I love how thorough you are with your recipes! I have a notebook that looks just like that .. sometimes I have a hard time figuring out what I did when I go to write down a recipe because there are so many scribbles on it! I find it’s really helpful to have someone else read your recipes too .. my sister and I always point out things in each other’s recipes that seem obvious to one but not to the other… Like she might think ‘press tofu’ is clear because she does it all the time, but for someone like me who never cooks tofu, I don’t know what that means!

I almost didn’t post that picture with the notebook because I was so embarrassed by the sloppiness and scribbles. But hey, you have to write things down quickly when you’re in the midst of cooking something!

Our process is almost the same! I love that we draw inspiration from similar sources. You test your recipes way more than I do before posting, I should get into that habit but I sometimes can’t wait to share…

The flavor bible…I’m intrigued. Might have to pick it up. I’ve definitely left out steps in recipes, I need a proof reader!

I used to never re-test my recipes, but then anytime someone would tell me they were making one of them, I’d get anxiety about how it would turn out for them. Now I pretty much know if something doesn’t turn out, it’s not my fault. πŸ˜‰

Looks yummy, I’ll definitely have to try the flavor bible! Sorry for not getting back to you earlier on the eggplants, I got super busy (moving to a new house!). If you still have them, I’m up for receiving, just let me know how to get you my address. πŸ˜€

Good luck with the move! I know how chaotic that can be. I think we can manage the eggplant–I’m going to try making a big batch of tomato sauce with roasted eggplant in it to freeze!

You’re so organized! I’m usually a hot mess in the kitchen. That’s proly why I don’t ‘develop’ so many recipes myself. No pressure πŸ™‚ This crostini sounds heavenly!

I have several years of culinary experience, the way that you develop your recipes is exactly how I learned to develop recipes! I love how detailed your recipes are, each one makes me wish that I had a “scratch & sniff” screen!

I love your blog! The recipes are such an inspiration ..I have my firt batch of overnight oatmeal ready to go!

Thank you so much

wow, great focus and effort for each recipe. I usually go by instincts.. what i saw that say somewhere, whats in my csa basket, refrigerator, what taste pops in my head when i think of food. πŸ™‚
I love how you work in some form of steps.
That crostini is gorgeous.

I love hearing how other bloggers develop their recipes! I really need to find a CSA to sign up for. I use the farmers market instead, but I think a CSA box might force me to try new things. πŸ™‚

I saw the picture and swore you used an oak tree leaf on your crostini. Glad I read more and saw it was arugula.

I need a flavor bible. I try and get creative and it usually ends up a mess.

Loved reading about your process! It’s very similar to mine. Isn’t it funny how changed around recipes get after you test them a couple times? Sometimes they’re completely different! Your crostini look delicious! They are just the kind of thing I want to eat when it’s so hot πŸ™‚

I did one this weekend that went from veggie packets on the grill to soup! πŸ™‚ I think that’s my favorite part of creating recipes–I love seeing how they change from where I start to where I finish.

This was a fun post to read! I’ve had fig crostini on my mind lately, but its more of a mental image of fresh figs with some kind of cheese and honey….so it’s interesting to read how your idea for a similar recipe transformed into something a bit different! Apricots are a fruit I never seem to pick up in the summer, but this looks amazing!

I don’t buy apricots that often either–not so much because I don’t like them, but I just forget about them! But I found a beautiful little box of them at the store and I knew I had to use them for something. They were perfect! You’ll have to make that fig crostini–now I have a mental image of it too! πŸ˜€

You are thorough! I like how you test each recipe several times. I read somewhere that bloggers are less reliable when it comes to recipe testing, as opposed to the usual professional authors of cookbooks. Apricot and ricotta sounds so good! So, when do you get to sleep! πŸ˜‰

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