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Prepare Peach Toasts for a Simple Summer Appetizer

Peach Toasts recipe

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A few years ago, my boyfriend mixed feta cheese with a bit of milk in a food processor and the texture that it made was incredible. It was pourable, fluffy and tasted like heaven. I extended that very, very simple idea and applied it to goat cheese. The added cream cheese gives a bit more tartness to it, and the heavy cream really makes it fluffy and silky. This is the most basic of basic ideas, and really it isn’t that much of a recipe at all.

Peach Toasts recipe

This combination is simple but every time I eat it, which during the summer months is a lot, I always remember why I make it: I can put it together in the matter of a few minutes, I usually have everything on hand and the sweet and salty combination is timeless.

Peach Toasts recipe

If you’re looking for a super fast and simple summer appetizer to serve friends when they come over, serve this!

Peach Toasts recipe

Peach Toasts

Peach Toasts recipe

Top bread with whipped goat cheese, prosciutto, grilled peaches and basil for an easy, timeless treat. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme from the Fresh Tastes blog)

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Ingredients

  • 2 peaches
  • olive oil
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon heavy cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 loaf of bread
  • 3 ounces of prosciutto
  • 3 to 4 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Brush each of the slices of peach with olive oil. Over a medium grill (or if you don’t have a grill you can use a grill pan), set the peaches and allow them to grill for 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  2. Add the goat cheese, cream cheese, heavy cream, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and salt to a food processor. Pulse until smooth, light and fluffy.
  3. If you like, you can toast the bread or rub it with a bit of garlic. Smother each of the bread slices with a teaspoon or two of the whipped goat cheese. Top with a slice of prosciutto, a few grilled peach slices and basil.

Yield: 4 to 6 appetizer servings


Adrianna Adarme - PBS Food Fresh Tastes BloggerAdrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.