Dessert Crostino of Fresh Ricotta, Strawberries and Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, cleaned and hulled
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar, plus additional to drizzle
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 6 thinly sliced pieces neutral-flavored bread, spread with unsalted butter and lightly toasted
  • 1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese
  • Fresh ground black pepper
Directions
  • Chop the strawberries into 1/4-inch dice and add them to a glass or ceramic bowl. Add sugar, balsamic vinegar and torn basil leaves. Gently toss to combine and set aside to macerate for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Lightly brush the toasted crostini slices with the macerating liquid to sweeten. Spread 1 tablespoon of ricotta on each toast and then top with 1 tablespoon of macerated strawberries. Drizzle each crostini with remaining liquid and sprinkle with just a pinch of fresh ground black pepper.

  • Serve immediately.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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