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Peach & Goat Cheese Crostini

Slices of crusty, toasted baguette are rubbed with garlic, topped with whipped goat cheese and sliced peaches, and finished with basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Perfectly paired with Notable Wines Fruity & Crisp Chardonnay.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Servings: 24 crostini

Ingredients

  • 1 long French baguette
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 whole garlic clove
  • 2 peaches thinly sliced or diced (or 16oz frozen peaches, thawed)
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze storebought or homemade

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice baguette into 1/2 inch slices and arrange onto large baking sheet. Brush olive oil onto each piece of bread. Bake in preheated oven for 6-8 minutes, or until the edges get golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  • Slice log of goat cheese (skip if using crumbles) and place into food processor with whipped cream cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pulse until mixture whips up and comes together.
  • Cut garlic clove in half and rub onto toasted bread slices. Spread each slice with a teaspoon of whipped goat cheese. Add one or two thin slices of peach (or a teaspoon of diced peaches) to each crostini.
  • Gather basil leaves and roll longways into a cigar. Thinly slice from one side to the other to get long strips. Sprinkle basil over each crostini. Finish each crostini with a drizzle of balsamic glaze . Serve immediately with Notable Fruity & Crisp Chardonnay

Notes

Recipe adapted from Life as a Strawberry