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Swiss Cherry Bruschetta

This recipe is a spinoff 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


  • 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 shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 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 until onions are caramelized, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the cherries; cook until sauce is syrupy, about 5 minutes longer.
  • 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 until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition 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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