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

An easy, but elegant appetizer that is perfect for any party!
5 from 1 vote

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

Instructions
 

  • 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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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!

  8. Love crostini! Blueberries and ricotta sounds like a very addicting topping ๐Ÿ™‚ Yum! Go USA!

  9. 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!

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

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

  12. 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!

  13. OH! YUM! Totally going to try this! Thanks for sharing!! I am so happy I found you through RecipeGirl! ๐Ÿ™‚ Always seeking great food blogs!

    Paloma.

  14. What a gorgeous appetizer. So pretty, and sounds wonderful! You can keep going blueberry crazy, fine by me ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 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!!

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

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

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

  19. What a fun way to celebrate watching the Opening Ceremony – that’s what we’re doing right now. Now if I could just whip up these little crostini, we’d be set.

  20. great! I can’t wait to watch the Olympics, gymnastics is my favourite. I think I’ll eat this while watching!

  21. These look absolutely heavenly Maria! You’re right…blueberries are irresistible right now. I hope you guys enjoy the games!

  22. I would serve these at a party, but I’m not sure I could share them…I kind of want to eat the whole batch for breakfast!

  23. I’ve been doing a lot of homemade ricotta recently and now I think I have to whip some more up just to make this!

  24. I made these on the weekend and they are so good! I love the crunch of the bread, the tartness of the lemon mixed with the sweetness of the honey. The lemon cheese was yummy too. (My 5 year old had to lick out the bowl!) So easy to make. Loved it!

  25. Just made these as a special lunch for myself and they are AMAZING. I was worried I wouldn’t taste the ricotta with the lemon, but there’s a faint creamy aftertaste that makes this whole recipe come together. Every ingredient works so well. I can’t wait to pass this along to my friends!