hump day treat

At the beginning of the summer, I hosted a going away party for my best friend Becca, who was moving to Houston to study for the CPA and start her new job. Yes, we happen to have the same name; and if I had a quarter for every time a guy at the bar said, “Ohhh, you come in pairs!” upon meeting us, well, let’s just say I could easily buy the leather peplum top I’ve had my eye on. Ok anyway, back to the party. It was my small way of showing Becca how much I was going to miss her and still do—to the point that I’ve cried upon saying goodbye to her on two different occasions. Pathetic much? Yes. I need get that sh*t under control.

While I try to work on that, please take a look at these peach and prosciutto crostinis that graced the party table. The tangy sweetness of the peach, combined with creamy ricotta cheese and salty prosciutto made this appetizer a go-to. I think crostinis are awesome because they are so easy to make when you’re pressed for time and you can customize them with whatever cheese and seasonal fruits/vegetables you like. See this recipe below…

Ingredients:

Makes 12

12 thin slices ciabatta (I bought a fresh loaf from Calandro’s on Government St.)

1 ripe peach

ricotta cheese

thin slices of prosciutto

honey

Directions: 

Brush ciabatta on both sides with olive oil and grill for 1 minute per side

Halve, pit and thinly slice peach. Spoon 1 tbsp ricotto onto each toast and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper

Tear prosciutto into feathery pieces and drape a few slices over ricotta. Top with 1-2 peach slices and drizzle with honey

*Recipe adapted from Camille Styles’s peach, prosciutto and ricotta crostinis.

Quote of the day: 

“It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician.” –Meryl Streep

Comments

  1. DeeAnne Jewell says:

    Becca those look amazing and I can’t wait to try them at our next mom (yours included) get together! Like u said sweet, salty, creamy and of course crunchy has to be a winner! Thanks and keep the recipes coming!

    • Thank you, Mrs. DeeAnne! I think the moms would really enjoy something like this at your notorious get togethers :)

  2. This looks FABULOUS, Becca! I cannot wait to try this little recipe and am pinning it now!

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