Roasted Cherries Bruschetta

Serve With A Fresh Salad Or A Starter Course!
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

2 lbs. cherries, pitted
8 slices Italian bread (Tuscan, Ciabatta)
1 tsp dried thyme
1 1/2 cups Ricotta cheese
1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup almond slices
1 tbsp olive oil + greasing

Cooking Tools
Parchment lined sheet pan
Small mixing bowl
Grill pan  

Preheat oven to 425 Degrees F.  Place pitted cherries on sheet pan and drizzle with 1 tbsp of olive oil and sprinkle thyme over the cherries.  Coat cherries well and place in oven and cook for 20 minutes then heat oven to broil and cook for an additional 5 minutes.  Remove cherries from oven and set aside.  In a mixing bowl, mix Ricotta cheese and honey, set aside.  Preheat grill pan on high heat and coat bread slices with olive oil and grill until browned on both sides. Spread Ricotta & honey cheese on grilled bread and top with roasted cherries & sliced almonds.
Serves 4

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