Grilled Apricot Crostini

Chef Melissa Shaffer for Contra Costa Certified Farmers’ Markets
An easy to make summer appetizer for your next happy hour or family gathering. Crispy crostini are topped with a decadent soft cheese, sweet grilled apricots, fresh basil and a drizzle of honey.
Course Appetizer, Snack


  • 1/2 baguette or other crusty bread, thinly sliced
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 - 6 oz Soft cheese of choice (e.g. fromage blanc, ricotta, goat cheese, burrata)
  • 6 small Apricots halved and pitted
  • Small handful of basil leaves sliced into ribbons
  • Local Honey


  • Heat grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Drizzle bread slices with olive oil and grill 1-2 minutes per side, until lightly toasted.
  • Brush apricot halves with oil and grill 1-2 minutes per side, until lightly charred.
  • Assemble crostini: spread on spoonful of cheese, top with apricot half, drizzle with honey, season lightly with salt and pepper, and garnish with fresh basil ribbons.