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Fresh Ricotta, Cherry, and Lemon Zest Crostini

Fresh cherries give this crostini recipe a juicy brightness.

  • Servings: 4

Photography: Raymond Hom

Source: Whole Living, June 2011


  • 6 ounces (1 1/4 cups) pitted, chopped sweet cherries
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 4 slices rustic bread
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh ricotta
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine cherries and sugar; let macerate 10 minutes.

  2. Brush bread with olive oil and toast until golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix ricotta with lemon zest. Spread bread with ricotta and top with cherries. Garnish with more zest.

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