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Cherry Bruschetta

Cherry Bruschetta
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    Categorized: AppetizersDesserts


    • 1-2 Idaho sourdough baguettes, baked and sliced ½ an inch thick
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
    • 1 ½ cups pitted sweet Idaho cherries, coarsely chopped
    • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (Available at your local Farmers Market)
    • 1/4 cup diced yellow sweet pepper (Available during the Idaho Farmers Market season)
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Idaho onion
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
    • ½ teaspoon chopped garlic (Available at your local Farmers Market)
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 4 ounces Ballard Family Dairy Danish Pearl cheese, thinly sliced
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Idaho basil


    • Toast baguette slices in 350-degree oven for 5 minutes. Turn, brush with olive oil and bake on other side for 5 minutes.

    • Combine cherries, cilantro, pepper, onion, lime juice, lime peel, garlic, salt, pepper and remaining olive oil; mix well. Top each baguette slice with thin slice of cheese. Return to oven and heat just until cheese begins to soften (3-5 minutes). Remove from oven and top each baguette slice with a heaping tablespoon of cherry mixture and sprinkle with basil. Serve warm or cold.