Ham, Goat Cheese & Cherry Crostinis Appetizer
|½ cup unsweetened dried cherries||4 oz creamy goat cheese||
|½ cup cherry wine or sweet
|2 oz smoked ham, thinly sliced|
|1 baguette, sliced ½-1 inch thick||¼ cup unsalted nuts, crushed|
|1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil||1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves|
|Dash coarse salt||2 Tbsp honey|
Place dried cherries and wine in a jar fitted with a lid. Allow cherries to soak for 2 or more hours, until plump. Drain.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake in the oven for 7-8 minutes, until crisp. Allow to cool.
Spread a thick layer of goat cheese on each crostini. Top each with a slice of thin ham, a tablespoon of wine-soaked cherries, a teaspoon of nuts and a few thyme leaves. Drizzle each crostini with a teaspoon of honey and a dash of coarse salt. Serve.
Source: UW Health (http://www.uwhealth.org/recipes/ham-goat-cheese-and-cherry-crostinis/47298)