Saturday, August 1, 2015

Peach, Prosciutto & Ricotta toast


The peaches we purchased today at the farmers market were absolutely perfect. The market was bustling with vendors and shoppers alike, always a fun time. Most of the produce is brought in from the farms that are inland. These crops are usually the ones that need more sun, like the peaches and corn.


Next we stopped at the local bakery in town that is open just two days a week from 10:am to 3:00pm. There is always a line out the door. By the time we stepped up to order they were already out of a few things. Gives the meaning early bird always gets the worm another point. (one of my mom’s favorite sayings) We picked up a loaf of bread and a caramelized hazelnut mini tart.


After tasting the first peach I decided to make an open faced sandwich with the peaches along with the fresh bread for lunch. I paired them with prosciutto, ricotta cheese; along with a drizzle of honey and topped with honey sweetened sliced almonds. I bet this would be just as good if not better replacing the ricotta with mascarpone cheese or even a combination of the two. I will make this again and again, it is a wonderful lunch and would be great as an appetizer.

*This recipe is not completely mine, I saw something very similar in a restaurant before, do not remember which one.

Enough for 2 people

Ingredients:

2 slices of whole wheat or sourdough bread
1 ripe peach
4 tablespoons fresh ricotta (preferably sheep's milk)
2 thin slices prosciutto
1 teaspoon honey sliced almonds


To prepare:

Toast or grill bread slices.
Halve, pit, and slice peach.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons ricotta onto each toast. Top with prosciutto and then peach slices. Drizzle each with honey and top almond slices.


Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

51 comments:

  1. glad the farmers market is a good one!

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  2. I can imagine how delicious this tasted Cheri :)

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  3. These likely toasted open sandwiches with fresh sweet peaches, prosciutto & ricotta must be yummy-licious!

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  4. Such a perfect use of those sweet summer peaches!

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    1. Thanks Joanne, love summer fruits and veggies.

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    1. Thanks Angie, having again for breakfast.

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  6. Cheri:

    This looks wonderful. I often pair proscuitto with melon, but have never considered it with peaches. Until now, that is! Your sandwich looks and sounds delicious. We have nut allergies at our house, so I will have to leave off the almonds. Perhaps I'll replace them with a sprinkling of fresh mint leaves or even some basil and rosemary...
    It seems you are having a grand summer in your beloved Oregon. Keep and enjoying...and sharing your awesome recipes.
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    1. Thanks Dena, yes, hard to believe we are halfway through the summer, it's going by so fast. I think the fresh herbs would be a perfect replacement. Take care!

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  7. What a gorgeous tartine, Cheri! I love the sweet and salty together, and the ricotta adds such creaminess! Aren't the peaches fantastic this year?

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    1. Hi David, the peaches are amazing this year, I am calling it the year of peaches.

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  8. What a lovely lunch! I'm loving all the peaches I can eat at this time of year.

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    1. Hi beth, the peaches are great this year, they are still best plain.

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  9. What a delicious way to use peaches! And I love the photos of the farmers market :)

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    1. Thanks Phi, for a small town it's a pretty big market.

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  10. I love peaches–this sounds like a great summer breakfast or snack!

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  11. Peaches do indeed purr summer, Cheri. Your ricotta open face starring peaches strike me as very European fare. Oo-la-la! And - yummy =)

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    1. Thanks Kim, you are so right peaches are summer. They do seem especially good this year.

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  12. These toasts look so yummy! I recently bought the first peaches of the season at our farmers' market - I love going there!

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    1. Hi Amy, I agree, farmers markets are the best.

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  13. I am loving all the peach recipes around at the moment, and this is one of my favourites. A great combination!

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    1. Thanks Dannii, the peaches seem to be really good this year, but I probably say that every year.

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  14. That just sounds like the perfect day to me - going to the farmers' market and bakery and then coming home and making something out of my purchases. I love what you made, Cheri! Peaches are my favorite fruit, and this recipe sounds like such a great way to eat them. Such a beautiful dish, too!

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  15. That just sounds like the perfect day to me - going to the farmers' market and bakery and then coming home and making something out of my purchases. I love what you made, Cheri! Peaches are my favorite fruit, and this recipe sounds like such a great way to eat them. Such a beautiful dish, too!

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    1. Thanks Shari, peaches are one of my favorites too and they seem to be so good this year.

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  16. Don't you love laid back Farmers market days! (I quite miss that living in the States- laid back and relaxing are not adjectives that I would use to describe the Hong Kong wet markets- insanity with little old ladies jamming their carts into your achilles heels might be better adjectives... LOL I love what you made with your fresh market finds. Simple and delicious!

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    1. Hi Bam, yes, the farmers markets are very laid back especially here in Oregon. Hong Kong must be such an interesting place to live.

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  17. IN SEASON..makes such a difference..tomatoes..cucumbers..you name it .. corn!
    peaches..apples..strawberries..all so much better IN SEAON:)

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    1. Hi Monique, you are so right, especially tomatoes. Thanks!

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  18. Such delicious flavours together, perfect summer recipe!

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  19. My goodness Cheri - this has to be the best recipe ever! I need to print this and tuck away for a great light appetizer or lunch. Lovely! I would stand in that line too :)

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    1. Thanks Tricia, the peaches are so good this year I can eat them all day long.

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  20. Sounds like a perfect day! Lovely recipe, dear!

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  21. Wow, Cheri, I just love the combination of ingredients you've used here! The sweet peaches and honey, the smoky prosciutto and the creamy cheese ... just perfect!

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  22. What a yummy sandwich. I love peaches and it's a shame they're not in season here at the moment. I love peaches with ricotta and prosciutto xx

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    1. Hi Charlie, your probably smack dab in the middle of winter, I keep forgetting.

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  23. That bakery, with that line! Wow! : And I love your creative open-face sandwich/toast. I love that sweet and salty combo. What a delicious idea!

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    1. Thanks Monica, the bakery is only open 2 days a week for 5 hours, there is always a line.

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  24. Peaches, bakery bread - oh, you are speaking my love language! Your recipe sounds so yummy!

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