This Peach Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini are the perfect summer appetizer. Whipped goat cheese is spread on a toasted baguette slice and then topped with prosciutto, arugula, peach, balsamic glaze and basil.

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It’s no secret. I do not like goat cheese. I’ve only said as much, like a gazillion times on this bog. I’ve tried it many times over the years, and trust me, I’ve wanted to like it but I just don’t. Or didn’t.

However, this was all true until this past week. I know. Who even am I?

In the past, I have sworn it off for all of eternity. So you can imagine my surprise when I HOUSED (read: inhaled) these crostini appetizers at a friends house last week. Crostini with a smear of goat cheese under layers of prosciutto, arugula, fresh peach, basil and a balsamic glaze. I wanted to consume the entire plate, but I feared people where watching and possibly judging.

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These are beyond fantastic. Savory and sweet and everything in between. I heart them. A lot.

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Start with making the whipped goat cheese. I based this version off the whipped feta I made, just at a smaller scale. So first up is a (4 ounce) log of (non pre-crumbled) goat cheese.

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Next crumble it up and right on into a food processor fitted with a blade attachment.

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Then scoop a rounded tablespoon of whipped cream cheese (because I had it in my fridge from the earlier whipped feta) and throw that in too.

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Turn your processor on and whip, scrapping the sides down after 30 to 45 seconds or so.

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Next blend until smooth.

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Scrape out into a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to spread. This should make about a cup.

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Then, I took a 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar and poured it into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low to simmer.

 

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Until the balsamic is reduced, thick and glossy. Or you can purchase balsamic glaze from the store without judgment. 

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Next, slice up a 12 ounce baguette and lightly toasted in the oven at 375° for about 6 or 8 minutes.

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In the meantime, slice up a few ripe peaches.

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And also, rinse off fresh basil leaves.

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Lastly, slice up 3 ounces of prosciutto.

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To build these bites of heaven, smear some of the goat cheese onto the toasted baguette slices.

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Next, top with prosciutto.

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Then a few baby arugula leaves, this adds a peppery bite. Left over from this salad perhaps?

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Next top each one with a peach slice.

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O. M. G! As if these don’t look perfect like this!

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Lastly, drizzle with the balsamic glaze and then sprinkle with a little (or a lot) of fresh torn basil leaves.

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Salty, sweet, funky (thank you goat cheese!) and fresh. These crostini are a flavor explosion in your mouth!

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My 14-year-old loves these peach prosciutto goat cheese crostini. I love them which only means you will love then too

Enjoy! And if you give this Peach Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Peach, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Crostini
Yield: 20- 22 crostini

Peach, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Crostini

Toasted bread smeared with whipped goat cheese and topped with prosciutto, arugula, fresh peach, balsamic glaze and fresh basil. Life changing.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (4 ounces) log of goat cheese [not pre-crumbled]
  • 1 tablespoon whipped cream cheese
  • 1 (12 ounce) baguette, sliced
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 3 ounces prosciutto, cut into smaller pieces
  • sliced fresh peaches (about 2)
  • reduced balsamic or balsamic glaze
  • torn fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine goat cheese and whipped cream cheese for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Scraping down the bowl half way through.
  2. Toast slices of baguette at 375° for 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Spread a teaspoon or so of the whipped goat cheese on the toasted baguette slices. Then top with small pieces of prosciutto, a few arugula leaves, and a slice of fresh peach.
  4. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze and top with torn fresh basil.

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