Gather these simple ingredients and learn how to make The Best Grilled Peach, Prosciutto and Burrata Crostini! Fresh peaches, prosciutto and burrata piled on crunchy crostini bread make for the perfect appetizer to wow your guests. Ready in just under 15 minutes, serve this sweet and salty treat and watch your guests taste buds come alive!
Appetizers are my favorite way to indulge in various flavors at once! With that said, add this recipe to your roster if you are planning your next event or have leftover peaches and want to utilize them in a unique way.
It's no secret I absolutely love proscuitto and although I struggle to spell it, it doesn't stop me from adding it to as many recipes I can! While the grilled peaches add a sweet note, the prosciutto adds the perfect amount of savory that is pleasing to the palate. With this in mind, the burrata, pesto and balsamic glaze elevates this appetizer to the next level. In other words, continue scrolling to learn how to master this easy recipe!
WHAT IS PROSCIUTTO AND DO I HAVE TO USE IT?
Prosciutto is dry-cured ham traditionally served with Italian foods. To emphasize, it is cooked by a salt and a drying process that makes it safe to consume and enjoy! Its texture is chewy, slightly salty and pairs well with so many toppings.
If you’ve never tried prosciutto before, I urge you to try prosciutto in this recipe as a good starting point. In detail, if you love bacon, I am certain you’ll love prosciutto. It’s like the rich auntie who comes only during Christmas and gives out nice, expensive gifts. It’s one of my must haves on any charcuterie board or classic eggs benedict recipe.
GOOD SUBSTITUTES FOR PROSCIUTTO
If you find yourself too afraid to try prosciutto or you can't locate it. Try these awesome dupes that will provide similar flavor and texture.
- Sandwich Ham
- Black Forest Ham
In detail, read this blog post about why these substitutions work so well!
NEVER HAD BURRATA? HERE IS WHY THIS CHEESE WORKS BEST!
Burrata is an Italian style cheese made from mozzarella and cream. To touch, the casing is firm and wrapped into a ball. Surprisingly, once opened, reveals a creamy and lose cheese mixture that pairs perfect with breads and pastas.
If you like mozzarella and cream, you’ll love burrata cheese! It’s balanced in taste and just with a hint of salt and pepper can truly be enjoyed with several hot and cold dishes.
GOOD SUBSTITUTES FOR BURRATA
By all means use what you're most comfortable with but I encourage you to try this recipe as it is fully listed in the recipe. If you do not like burrata or creamy textures, keep reading as I list tasty alternatives to suit your needs.
- Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
You can read more about burrata here!
INGREDIENTS IN THE BEST GRILLED PEACH, PROSCIUTTO AND BURRATA CROSTINI
This appetizer includes tasty ingredients, the most exciting part is that it’s easy to create! Furthermore, with just a few ingredients, you are able to create an impressive appetizer that looks like it took hours to create.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- Crusty Bread (preferably an Italian loaf)
- Olive Oil (the good stuff)
- Burrata Cheese
- Balsamic Vinegar
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST GRILLED PEACH, PROSCIUTTO AND BURRATA CROSTINI
In the first place, this appetizer comes together in minutes. There is little prep work involved therefore, prepare this appetizer minutes before your guests arrive! It's important to realize, you'll want to start with preparing the balsamic glaze first as it takes the longest. After all, the remaining ingredients take less than five minutes to prepare.
The balsamic glaze is the most detailed portion of this recipe. Don’t fret, with just a few steps, you’ll have a beautiful, smooth and tangy glaze that pairs perfectly with this appetizer.
Begin by placing a small to medium saute pan on medium heat. Pour the balsamic vinegar into the pan, waiting for the vinegar to come to a slight and low boil. The, reduce heat to low until sauce thickens. It’s important to note, this step takes some time so be patient and allow 10-12 minutes to occur before the sauce develops.
Last, once the sauce has thickened, place in a heat safe bowl, set aside until later use.
PREPARING THE BREAD FOR THE GRILLED PEACH, PROSCIUTTO AND BURRATA CROSTINI
BAKING THE BREAD/CROSTINI
Begin by preheating your oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. Next, slice the bread into 1-2″ slices and place on a lined baking sheet. Third, in a small mixing bowl, mix freshly minced garlic or garlic paste and olive oil and stir until well combined. Last, using a pastry brush, brush each slice with the olive oil and garlic mixture.
Now that the mini toasts are ready to be baked, place in the oven and bake for 2-3 minutes being careful not to burn or over char the crostini.
GRILLING THE BREAD/CROSTINI
At the same time, if you prefer to grill your crostini, slice the bread into 1-2″ slices and brush each side with olive oil and garlic. Then take a grill pan and turn your stove to medium to high heat. Next, place the oiled slices on the grill and sear for 30-60 seconds on each side. At this instant, grill marks should appear letting you know the bread is cooked through!
GRILL THE SAVORY PEACHES
At this moment, using the same pan used to grill the crostini slices, clean the pan with a wet paper towel. Return heat back to medium and begin slicing the peaches into ½"-1" slices.
Grill peach slices on each side for 15-30 seconds until grill marks appear. It's important to note, the peaches will release some of its juices and that is perfectly normal.
As the peaches are cooked and removed from the grill pan, place on a lined plate with paper towels to absorb any excess liquid.
PREP THE ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS
Now that the crostini slices have been prepared and the balsamic glaze is simmering, the peaches have been grilled, it's time to prep the remaining ingredients!
First, grab your favorite pesto sauce (like this one). Next, grab your burrata cheese, I prefer this brand or something similar.
Now, chiffonade fresh basil by rolling 7-8 leaves into one roll and thinly slice basil into small ribbons. Next, remove burrata from liquid and place on a paper towel or towel to release excess moisture.
Finally, remove the prosciutto from its wrapping and separate each piece from the packing paper. Slice or tear the prosciutto in half and set aside until further use. This makes for easy assembly on each crostini.
RECIPE VIDEO: THE BEST GRILLED PEACH, PROSCIUTTO AND BURRATA CROSTINI
HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE BEST GRILLED PEACH, PROSCIUTTO AND BURRATA CROSTINI
At this instant, the fun begins and it’s time to assemble the tasty crostini. Begin by placing the toasted crostinis on your desired serving platter or tray. Next, layer about ¼ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of prepared pesto. Then, layer pieces of burrata on the bread. Third, layer two slices of grilled peaches and half sliced prosciutto on top of the burrata and gently fold the prosciutto on top.
Now, sprinkle with freshly cracked pepper if desired. Meanwhile, gather your balsamic vinegar reduction or glaze. Using a small spoon, slowly drizzle the balsamic glaze over each crostini.
Finally, top with fresh basil and enjoy!
How To: The Best Grilled Peach, Prosciutto and Burrata Crostini
- 1 Loaf Fresh Italian Bread Sliced
- 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Minced or Paste
- ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 1-2 Peaches
- ¼ cup Pesto Sauce
- 8 oz Burrata Cheese
- 4 oz Prosciutto Sliced in half
- 5 leaves Fresh Basil
- ¼ teaspoon Fresh Cracked Black Pepper Optional
Balsamic Glaze Reduction
- Prepare balsamic glaze by pouring balsamic vinegar in a small saute pan on medium/high heat.
- Bring vinegar to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer until sauce thickens.
- This steps takes between 10-15 minutes so be patient and give it time to thicken.
Baking Crostini Slices
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Slice loaf into 1-2" slices and place on a lined baking sheet.
- Mix olive oil and garlic in a small bowl and brush slices with mixture.
- Bake for 2-3 minutes until bread is crusty and slightly browned.
Grilling Crostini Slices
- At the same time, if you prefer to grill your crostini, slice the bread into 1-2″ slices and brush each side with olive oil and garlic.
- Then take a grill pan and turn your stove to medium to high heat.
- Next, place the oiled slices on the grill and sear for 30-60 seconds on each side. At this instant, grill marks should appear letting you know the bread is cooked through!
- Begin by placing the toasted crostinis on your desired serving platter or tray.
- Next, layer about ¼ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of prepared pesto.
- Then, layer pieces of burrata on the bread.
- Third, layer two slices of grilled peaches and half sliced prosciutto on top of the burrata and gently fold the prosciutto on top.
- Now, sprinkle with freshly cracked pepper if desired.
- Meanwhile, gather your balsamic vinegar reduction or glaze.
- Using a small spoon, slowly drizzle the balsamic glaze over each crostini.
- Finally, top with fresh basil and enjoy!