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Swiss Cherry Bruschetta Recipe

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This recipe is a spin-off a cherry chicken main dish my husband adores. The combination of sweet, tart and salty flavors provides a contrast that's hard to resist. —Shelley Platten, Amherst, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2-1/2 cups pitted dark sweet cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 16 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick), lightly toasted
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 115 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 154 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute onions and garlic in oil until tender, about 6 minutes. Add the vinegar, brown sugar and garlic salt; reduce heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until onions are caramelized. Stir in the cherries; cook 5 minutes longer or until sauce is syrupy.
  2. Place toasted bread on a baking sheet; spoon cherry mixture evenly over toast. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Swiss Cherry Bruschetta in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p36

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 115 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 154 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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