Save on Pinterest

Apricot Dessert Bruschetta

Years ago, my mother took a trip to Italy, and this recipe reminds her of the sun-kissed fruits from the orchards there. It's a lovely apricot dessert that's not overly sweet or heavy. —Deborah Biggs, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 10 slices French bread baguette (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup apricot nectar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted


  • Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for until toasted, 4-6 minutes. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine apricots, nectar and lemon peel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature. Strain and discard liquid.
  • Combine cheese and preserves; spread over toasted bread. Top with apricot mixture. Sprinkle with almonds.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 77 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • Ally
    Apr 13, 2020

    Yummy dessert for an Italian dinner :)

  • bonito15
    Aug 13, 2019

    This was delicious - i did not have ricotta so used cream cheese and it is amazingly refreshing and easy to make