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Goat Cheese and Cherry Bruschetta


This will quickly become one of your go-to-party hor d'oeuvres; it comes together in minutes, deftly blends tangy and sweet flavors, and spans every season.

Makes 8 servings.
Recipes by Chef Mary Moran

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  • 16 (1/2-inch-think) diagonally cut French Baguette slices
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • 4 ounces good-quality goat cheese (Chévre)
  • 16 to 24 canned or frozen black sweet cherries, drained, rinsed, and halved; or pitted fresh cherries, halved
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves


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Step 1

Preheat large grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush bread slices with olive oil; sprinkle with salt. Grill bread, oil side down, 3 to 5 minutes or until grill marks form and edges are slightly charred.
Transfer grilled bread to plate. Spread bread with goat cheese; top with 2 or 3 halved cherries. Drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with thyme leaves.

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