Saturday, August 2, 2008

Peach, Nectarine, & Blue Cheese Bruschetta

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ whole wheat or sourdough baguette, cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 large peach, peeled and chopped small
  • 1 large nectarine, peeled and chopped small
  • ¼ pound blue cheese
  1. Turn on the broil function of your oven.
  2. Add balsamic vinegar to a small pot set over medium heat. Cook until reduced by about half – the vinegar should thicken and look like syrup. (This took me about 10 minutes – Kris.) Remove from heat, pour into a glass container and allow to cool at room temperature.
  3. Roughly chop the peaches and nectarines into small pieces. Crumble the blue cheese in a small bowl.
  4. Place bread on a cookie sheet and brush the slices with olive oil. Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes; you want the slices to slightly brown so watch them carefully to prevent burning. Remove sheet from oven.
  5. Brush each slice with the balsamic reduction and then top with the fruit and crumbled blue cheese. Return to the cookie sheet and place under the broil again to warm the fruit and melt the blue cheese (about 1-2 minutes).
  6. Serve immediately.

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