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Roasted Blueberry Ricotta Crostini

The Opening Ceremony to the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games is tonight! Who is excited? We are! We love watching the Olympic Games. We are going to be glued to our television for the next couple of weeks. Go Team USA!

If you are having an Olympic Opening Ceremony party tonight, we have the perfect appetizer for you-Roasted Blueberry Ricotta Crostini. And if you aren’t having a party and are watching by yourself, you can still make this crostini recipe. A party for one is always fun too, especially when good food is involved!

I know I have been a little blueberry crazy lately, but I can’t help myself. They are SO good right now!

For this appetizer, I roasted the blueberries. I tossed them with a little lemon juice and honey and roasted them until they were almost ready to pop. I spread creamy lemon ricotta cheese on toasted baguette slices and spooned the roasted blueberries on top. I added a thick drizzle of honey to each crostini and placed them on a platter.

The roasted blueberries are amazing! They are full of flavor and burst in your mouth. They go perfectly with the creamy lemon ricotta and the honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness.¬†This Roasted Blueberry Ricotta Crostini is simple to make and is a great appetizer for any party. I’ve also enjoyed it for breakfast, it really is good any time of the day.

Turn on your television tonight, make Roasted Blueberry Ricotta Crostini, and enjoy the Opening Ceremony to the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

If you are looking for other Olympic friendly foods, here are a few fun red, white, and blue recipes you can make while watching the Summer Games:

Roasted Blueberry Ricotta Crostini

Yield: Makes about 20 crostini

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

An easy, but elegant appetizer that is perfect for any party!

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh blueberries
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup ricotta cheese
Zest of 1 large lemon
1 French baguette, thinly sliced and toasted
Additional honey, for drizzling

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place blueberries on a large baking sheet. Pour two tablespoons of the fresh lemon juice over the blueberries. Drizzle 1 tablespoon honey over blueberries. Gently toss the berries. Roast for 7-10 minutes or until blueberries are soft and almost ready to pop. You want to take them out of the oven before they pop. Let the blueberries cool to room temperature.

2. In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, the remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and lemon zest. Spread the baguette slices with the ricotta cheese mixture. Spoon roasted blueberries on top of the cheese. Drizzle each baguette slice with honey and serve.

Note-to toast baguette slices-preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place baguette slices on a large baking sheet and toast until edges are slightly golden and bread begins to toast, about 5 minutes.

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71 Responses to “Roasted Blueberry Ricotta Crostini”

  1. 1
    Rosa — July 27, 2012 @ 4:18 am

    A delicious treat and great idea!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Erica — July 27, 2012 @ 4:49 am

    I am excited for swimming and gymnastics! These look so good. I’m not sure that I’ve ever had a roasted blueberry- sounds fantastic

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    Lesley — July 27, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    These are a must try. Gorgeous photos, too!

  4. 4

    Yum! This sounds awesome!

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    Madeleine @ Teenie Baker — July 27, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    Cute! I’m super excited for the Olympics as well. Can’t wait!

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    Tanya Schroeder — July 27, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    Love the simplicity and the freshness! This is a gorgeous little appetizer!

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    Oh my gosh! The first picture has me drooling! Looks amazing!

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    Heidi @foodiecrush — July 27, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    Super easy to leave more time to watch the games! I’ll be over blueberry girl.

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — July 27, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    I’ve been quite blueberry crazy myself. They’re so delicious right now! What a great way to enjoy them.

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    Ashley — July 27, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    I love fig and ricotta, but I never thought of blueberry – nice call! We are so pumped for the Olympics too. I can’t wait for the track events to start!

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    Kim in MD — July 27, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    Go team USA! :-) The crostini looks so delicious!

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — July 27, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    Another amazing recipe! I’m even more excited to watch the Olympics tonight!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — July 27, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    Oh, this looks simply divine! Love it!!

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    JulieD — July 27, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    Love this!! So easy & looks like it has so much flavor!!

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    Ashley — July 27, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    This is perfect! Love the honey drip shot. Ricotta sounds like such a fabulous compliment to blueberries.

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    Kate @FramedCooks — July 27, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    I thought I had tried everything under the sun that had to do with blueberries, but you have given me new inspiration (as usual!) – this looks SO good!

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    Cathy @ Noble Pig — July 27, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    I love dessert-esque crostini. It makes so much sense to put out a plate and let everyone enjoy. Beautiful photos too!

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    Kare @ Kitchen Treaty — July 27, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    Roasted blueberries … hmm! *Wheels spinning* I love this idea. This sounds like an amazing appetizer. We picked a gazillion blueberries last weekend and I’ve been blueberry crazy here, too. Love!

  19. 19

    Love crostini! Blueberries and ricotta sounds like a very addicting topping :) Yum! Go USA!

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    Mi Vida en un Dulce — July 27, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    Blueberries season? Wonderful, this idea is wonderful…!!!

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    Carolyn — July 27, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    In the Eastern time-zone, the openning ceremonies are on during dinner time, so we’re having Olympic themed pizza… toppings will be the colours of the Olympic rings… except perhaps the blue. And your recipe covers off that — so thank you!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 27, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    What a great idea! I love how you roasted the blueberries!

  23. 23

    what a killer combination, Maria. And such a creative way to use the plump blueberries I have in my fridge. :)

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    Cookin' Canuck — July 27, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    This is such a fun appetizer (or dessert?), Maria! We are so excited for the big kick-off for the Olympics.

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    HeatherChristo — July 27, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    These are adorable!! I never would have thought of this with blueberries Maria- what a great summer appetizer!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — July 27, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    i’m pretty sure i’d OD on this!

  27. 27

    What a perfect appy for this time of year!

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    Mercedes — July 27, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    I am so excited for the Olympics as well and this dish looks like a perfect way to celebrate! I can imagine how wonderful the blueberry flavor must become with roasting!

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    Lori Lange (RecipeGirl) — July 27, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    TOTALLY and completely yummy! Loved seeing you all last night! XO

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 27, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    I love crostini, what a perfect idea to roast the blueberries first!

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    Paloma — July 27, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

    OH! YUM! Totally going to try this! Thanks for sharing!! I am so happy I found you through RecipeGirl! :) Always seeking great food blogs!

    Paloma.

  32. 32

    What a gorgeous appetizer. So pretty, and sounds wonderful! You can keep going blueberry crazy, fine by me :)

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    Riley — July 27, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    Oh la la! These look great! Roasted blueberries sound divine.

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — July 27, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    Roasted blueberries….what a fantastic idea!

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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — July 27, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    I have a new obsession with ricotta and an old obsession with blueberries, which is why these crostini will be on my summertime table this weekend! Gorgeous!!

  36. 36

    What a beautiful and elegant appetizer! And I love that you roasted the blueberries too!

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    Yosef - This American Bite — July 27, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    I loved this post and have included it in my July 2012 roundup of meatless meals. Thanks for the fresh approach and the inspiration!

  39. 38

    That sounds like a great recipe. I love all your crostini variations. Blueberries and ricotta were made for each other, especially with lemon.

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    Ann P. — July 27, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    i love sweet crostinis! i love blueberry, ricotta, and honey. TOGETHER, that is just phenomenal. I want to go to your olympics party!

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