Red, white, and bleu:) Summer cherries make my mouth salivate, and this recipe is perfect as a quick appetizer or a snack. The hot pepper jam adds a nice kick to the cherries. If you would prefer a sweeter version of this recipe, without the kick, then try our Strawberry or Cherry Butters.
Who says you have to save this for guests? Treat yourselves to these little morsels...go ahead, it's ok:)
- 1 cup cherries (dark summer cherries are the best...could also use frozen cherries that have been defrosted), pitted and chopped
- 3-4 Tablespoons (Tbsp) Cherchies Cherry Hot Pepper Jam (could substitute Cherchies Strawberry or Cranberry Hot Pepper Jelly, or for a little less kick, try our Cherry and Strawberry Butters.
- Blue Cheese, crumbled
- 1-2 Tablespoons slivered almonds
- Baguette, sliced
Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch slices and set aside. Turn the grill on to high, allowing the grill to heat up for 5 minutes, then turn grill down to low. Place baguette slices on grill and brown for a few minutes on each side. The bread will be slightly toasted on each side but yet soft in the middle...a perfect base for the bruschetta mixture.
Doesn't that look pretty? Next, pit the cherries and coarsely chop.
The assembly...Make sure to do this just as guests arrive. Lay the grilled bread slices on a platter. Generously top the grilled baguette slices with the cherry mixture. Then, sprinkle the slices with the blue cheese and almonds. Heaven! Enjoy.