For a quick and easy (ready in 5 minutes!) but oh so delicious snack, whip up these gorgonzola peach and blueberries crostini that will satisfy your sweet tooth, yet are healthy and good for you!
Last Sunday around 4-5 pm I was craving dessert. Something sweet to tie me over until dinner. These sweet-treats-munchies can be dangerous because there comes a point when I just can’t wait anymore and need to have something to munch on, be it a piece of dark chocolate or a handful of nuts or dried fruit. Well I knew that my patience was wearing thin and I had to act fast before I stuffed myself with anything I happened to find in the kitchen and that’s when the inspiration for these gorgonzola peach and blueberries crostini was born!
They are incredibly simple, ready under 5 minutes but oh so fancy and delicious you’ll be devouring 3-4 before you realize the plate is almost empty. True story 😉
You only need just a couple of ingredients: some bread/baguette for the crostini, gorgonzola or any other fragrant blue cheese, fresh fruit (I used peaches and blueberries but you can even put pear slices or any other berries (raspberries, blueberries, etc.) on the crostini), some crushed hazelnuts or hemp seeds for some crunch and a drizzle of honey to sweeten things up and voilá, the delicious fancy crostini are ready to be devooured!
- ½ baguette sliced up
- 50 gr gorgonzola (or any other fragrant blue cheese)
- 1 peach sliced up
- ½ cup blueberries
- 3 tbsp crushed hazelnuts or hemp seeds
- drizzle of honey
- Put your baguette slices in your toaster and on a low setting toast them until they are golden and crunchy. (Instead of a toaster you can also toast your crostini in your oven, see notes for more.)
- Place the toasted crostini on a plate or cutting board and let it cool slightly.
- Once the crostini aren't hot anymore spread some gorgonzola on them.
- Top with sliced peaches and the blueberries, sprinkle with the crushed hazelnuts or hemp seeds and drizzle with honey. It's ready, enjoy!
2. These crostini are very versatile, you can mix and match the fruits you use: pears, grapes and walnuts go very well with gorgonzola, but you can get creative and try some other combinations as well.
Peaches and blueberries are so good together! Love that you put them on crostini! Looks delicious!
Don’t you just love how crunchy crostini are? And yes, this combination was indeed delicious 🙂 Thanks Ashley for stopping by!
Love this combo – peaches and blueberries go so well together, and I especially love the crushed hazelnuts on top. Too good!
Thanks Sarah for visiting my blog, and yes peaches and blueberries are great together. Must be why I made at least 3-4 recipes paring them last weekend 😉 lol
Beverley @ sweaty&fit says
mmmm, anything with cheese and bread is definitely my kind of snack. Love the addition of peaches and blueberries to change it up!
Oh yes Beverley, and the crushed hazelnut/hemp seeds are really great on top for some crunch.
I love how simple, yet full of yummy flavor these are!
They definitely are! And it’s always a huge bonus when something delicious comes together in no time at all 😉
Razena | Tantalisemytastebuds.com says
These look amazing and I love the combination of the cheese and sweet fruits. It really is the smartest snack I can think of.
Reading about your munchies while waiting for dinner reminds me of myself, but this is a great treat.
Well Razena, the good news is, when you get the munchies you can throw these crostini together in no time at all, yay! 😀
These look so appetizing! Fruit, cheese, and bread – what could be a better combination?
Try them Marie, they are so simple and easy and yet they taste so fancy and special!
MyCookingSecrets.com | Krystallia Giamouridou says
You combined two of my favorite and beloved food categories. Cheese and fruits! I just can’t get enough of them… thank you for sharing the recipe
You’re welcome Krystallia, I hope you’ll give it a try 🙂
Ilona @ Ilona's Passion says
Looks yum! I love combination of Gorgonzola and peach:)
Oh yes, but isn’t gorgonzola lovely with pears as well? I’Ll have to make a pear version of these crostini soon 😉
Sara @ Life's Little Sweets says
This is such a great idea, this would be beautiful for entertaining.
My thoughts exactly Sara! Since they look and taste so fancy but come together in no time, they could be a great solution when uninvited guests come.
Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls says
I am LOVING the flavour combo you have going on here! This sounds so delicious!
Thank you Amanda, they were sooo good!
Oh, I wish I saw this post earlier when I had tons of peaches… Looks really delicious
Teresa you could make them with pears or apple slices as well. Personally I would love to try it with figs as I think it would go really well with the gorgonzola.
Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts says
These would be great as an after school snack!
Love the flavour combinations.
Totally Claire! And I’m sure the kids would love to help making them: spreading the cheese on the bread and then putting the fuit pieces on top. It could be their own little creativity-kitchen project 🙂
Platter Talk says
Nice job, pairing flavors with this crostini; all of these toppings are wonderful friends!
Thank you, yes they go together really well, but I love how the possibilities can make these crostini really different and varied depending on the fruits and nuts you choose to use.
Very unusual recipe. I actually have some spare peaches so we might give it a try tomorrow.
Megan @ A Dash of Megnut says
These look so good1 I love the combination of peach and blueberries together!