The perfect end of summer snack!
Peaches. Oh, peaches how I love thee. But seriously. I fall more and more in love with peaches every year. Is it just me or are they getting sweeter and sweeter? My local grocery store does this event called Peach-O-Rama every year where they put out local peaches and display the sweetness scale. I obviously always choose the sweetest ones. I truly don't believe there is anything better than a perfectly ripe, juicy, sweet peach.
This little snack is very simple and delicious. It is the ideal snack to serve at an end of summer bbq. A perfectly baked crostini, smothered with creamy ricotta, topped with grilled peaches, prosciutto, and finished with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Want to keep it vegetarian? Leave off the prosciutto, it is still just delicious.
Grilling the preaches caramelizes them a bit and adds a slight smokey element to this appetizer, making this easy dish wonderfully complex. I also made homemade ricotta for this recipe, but buy it if you are in a pinch, we are going to spice it all up with lemon juice and lemon zest.