4 tablespoons white or
dark balsamic vinegar
2 I. M. Ripe* peaches,
pitted and diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large shallots,
8 sage leaves
4-6 ounces goat cheese
8 ½-inch-thick diagonal
slices of baguette,
In a small saucepan, cook vinegar over low heat
until reduced to 2 tablespoons.
Place diced peaches in a medium bowl.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add
shallots and sauté until crisp. Add the shallots to
the peaches and toss gently.
Place whole sage leaves in the skillet and cook
over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove gently
to a plate.
To assemble the bruschetta, spread goat cheese on
toasted baguette slices. Spoon the peach mixture
on top of the goat cheese. Drizzle with balsamic
reduction and place a whole crisp sage leaf on top.
Makes 8 servings.
Tips: A combination of peaches and nectarines
can be used. There’s no need to skin the fruit.
Recipe created by Peggy Thurlow.
Brands may vary by region; substitute a similar product.
Date Citrus Flatbreads
Bard Valley Medjool Date Growers/
Rio Blanco/Sunkist Growers
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, sliced into
;⁄; teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded
2 medium-large premade
pizza crusts, cut into
4 ;atbreads (or use
2 Sunkist* Minneola
tangelos, navels or
segmented and cut
into bite-size pieces
¾ cup pitted and
chopped Bard Valley*
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 tablespoons crumbled
Heat oil in a nonstick sauté pan over medium heat.
Add onions and sauté for 10 minutes. Reduce the
heat, sprinkle salt over the onions, and cook for
20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions
are a rich brown color.
Preheat the oven broiler.
Sprinkle mozzarella over ;atbreads. Place under
the broiler until the cheese starts to melt, about
Remove from the oven and top with the caramelized onions, citrus pieces, dates and rosemary.
Sprinkle with feta.
Place back under the broiler for another minute,
or until the toppings are hot and the bread browns
slightly. Cut lengthwise into 8 pieces.
Makes 8 servings.
* Brands may vary by region; substitute a similar product.
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