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Prosciutto Mozzarella Crostini & Bruschetta Recipe

“I love having guests over for wine and hors d’oeuvres. For the last few years, these have been my signature appetizer. I think they pair well with any of our wines but they’re particularly delicious with Josh Pinot Noir.” – Joseph Carr, Founder, Josh Cellars

This Prosciutto Mozzarella Crostini & Bruschetta recipe was crafted by our experts to complement our Josh Cellars Pinot Noir. This Prosciutto Mozzarella Crostini & Bruschetta is an easy-to-master appetizer that is sure to impress at every party or event.

Ingredients

  • PROSCIUTTO MOZZARELLA CROSTINI:
  • 1 baguette, cut into ½ inch diagonal slices
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. fresh mozzarella, cut into thin slices
  • 6 ounces prosciutto
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Basil leaves (garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • BRUSCHETTA:
  • 1 baguette, cut into ½ inch diagonal slices
  • 2 ½ cups heirloom tomato, diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced

Directions

Prosciutto Mozzarella Crostini

  • Preheat oven to 400˚ Fahrenheit. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Brush each slice of baguette with olive oil and bake 3 minutes on each side.
  • Remove baguette from oven and top each toast with mozzarella.
  • Return to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  • Remove baking sheet and transfer crostini to a serving plate.
  • Add a slice of prosciutto to each crostini, drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with basil leaf.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Bruschetta

  • Preheat oven to 400˚ Fahrenheit. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Bake sliced baguette on each side for 3 minutes.
  • While bread is in the oven, combine in a medium bowl: diced tomato, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Mix gently and spoon mixture onto toast slices.
  • Top each with threads of fresh basil. Serve immediately at room temperature.

Wine Pairing

Josh Cellars Pinot Noir

While a delicious pairing to all kinds of wine, this Prosciutto Mozzarella Crostini & Bruschetta dish perfectly complements Pinot Noir. Our elegantly balanced Pinot Noir has lush cherry and strawberry flavors with a hint of lightly toasted oak. For similar, well-balanced wine pairings, you might also consider our:

Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon
North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Legacy Red Blend

We also love pairing the Josh Cellars Pinot Noir with roasted turkey, soft cheeses like Brie or Comté, or hearty vegetables like sautéed mushrooms.

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