Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I’m usually not into using fruit in savory dishes, but since I had a few peaches lying around along with some leftover prosciutto and mascarpone cheese, I took a chance and decided to make some little sandwiches combining the the three. I wound up pleasantly surprised with my end result; lovely little sandwiches dainty enough to serve at a tea party, but delicious enough to serve as an appetizer at a BBQ.

Grilled Peach & Prosciutto Sandwiches with Mascarpone Cream and Basil (makes 16)
1 cup mascarpone cheese
1 skinny baguette (sliced into 16 one half inch rounds)
2 large ripe peaches, cut into sixteen ¼ inch slices
8 thin slices of prosciutto, torn in half and folded
16 fresh basil leaves

Preheat grill to medium.

Place bread rounds on grill along with peach slices. Grill bread 1-2 minutes on each side. Grill peaches 2-3 minutes on each side until very lightly browned.

Lay out sliced baguette rounds on a large platter. Spread mascarpone on each bread round evenly. Fold a piece of prosciutto and place on top of mascarpone. Top with a basil leaf and a slice of grilled peach. Serve immediately.


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