Recipe: Peach Tomato and Mozzarella Crostini

by Cate on July 24, 2012

Peach Tomato and Mozzarella Crostini
So here’s the thing.

I’m really not a fan of peaches.

Every year, a town not too far from us has a big peach festival.

For that, I’ll make an exception.

Because I don’t know what it is about their peaches, but they’re seriously amazing.

Or in blogger speak > ah-may-zing.

They slice them and put them on top of vanilla bean ice cream.

And serve warm peach pie.

And it is, truly, the best way to spend a summer’s day.

But outside of that event? I just don’t care for them.

I think it’s mostly a texture thing. And it’s certainly a “me” thing.

Fo’sure.

But for whatever reason, I spied a recipe for Peach Tomato and Mozzarella Crostini on Joy the Baker’s web site, and I was hooked.

Like enough that when planning tonight’s dinner, I bought the ingredients I’d need to make it.

I already had homegrown basil and tomatoes fresh from the local farmer’s market, so with half the ingredients on hand, it seemed rather kismet, no?

Something about the combination of these ingredients just works.

It’s one of those things that shouldn’t. But it does.

Magically speaking.

I had, um, several pieces. As did Mystic. And even Nick. Even though I also made “regular” caprese on toasted baguettes too, just in case they weren’t feeling adventurous.

But all the peach crostini I made?

Gone like the wind.

So what does that say?

If you like peaches, make this. And if you don’t, make it anyway.

Can’t think of a better use of summer’s bounty.

(You can find the recipe right on Joy’s site right here)

July 24, 2012 – Bonus Photo
My little Strummer Girl
She has been hanging on to a birthday gift card since February. This past weekend, she finally decided what she wanted to buy with it. She has always loved music, but her teacher last year really reinforced her love of music even more. And so, she decided a guitar was a must-have.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cuter guitar player.

And I don’t even care if I’m biased.

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patsy July 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I’m going to have to give this a try… we are doing a lot of crostini and bruschetta lately, and this would be interesting to see if the family might like it.

She’s too cute with that guitar! I love that it’s pink!
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Betsy July 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Funny I was eating a peach when I clicked on your blog, I love peaches if they are reallly good and have lots of flavor. Your recipe reminde me of an old CL recipe that has been in my to try file on my computer for a loooong time: Bruschetta with Peach Salsa and Melted Brie.

I am hoping to try your recipe in next few days — all I need is the cheese.

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Joanne July 25, 2012 at 6:37 am

I ADORE peaches and have TONS of them on my counters right now, ready and waiting to turn soft before I can do anything with them. These make for such great light bites!
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Ramona July 25, 2012 at 9:34 am

she could be a rock star one day!

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Shannon July 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm

ooh, peach pie. that’s pretty much heaven. or grilled peaches. or these peach crostini :) i’m sure i’d LOVE these, but i think local can make all the difference!
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Kim of Mo'Betta July 30, 2012 at 10:02 am

I’m not a huge fan of peaches either, but this looks amazing!
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