Ingredients

  • 1 baguette
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lb dark sweet cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 1Tbsp honey
  • 1tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme, divided
  • 8 oz creamy goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecan pieces
  • zest of a lemon (about 1 Tbsp)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  2. Cut baguette into diagonal slices and place on a sheet pan. Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes until lightly browned and crisp.
  4. In a sauce pan over medium-low heat, combine cherries, honey, balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp thyme and a pinch of salt and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  5. To assemble, spread a layer of goat cheese on each baguette slice and top with a spoonful of cherries. Sprinkle with pecans, thyme and lemon zest.
  6. Serve immediately. Makes 18 crostini.