Cherry and Plum Bruschetta Recipe

  • 2 red plums or nectarines, halved, pitted, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted, halved
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)
  • 1/4 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole-milk ricotta
  • 1/2 baguette, sliced 1/2″ thick, toasted
  1. Combine plums, cherries, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon oil, and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean (reserve pod for another use) or add vanilla extract; toss to combine. Let macerate just until fruit begins to release juices, 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk ricotta and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in a medium bowl until smooth.
  3. Drizzle toast with oil, spread with ricotta mixture, and top with fruit. Drizzle with more oil, if desired, and juices from bowl. Sprinkle with salt.