Nectarine Bruschetta with Agave Cream Cheese
Serves: 6-8
For The Topping:
  • 2 Nectarines
  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 15 Basil Leaves
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
For The Agave Cream Cheese:
  • 8 oz. Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. Agave Nectar
For the Toasted Baguette:
  • 1 Baguette Loaf
  • Olive Oil, as needed
  • Salt + Pepper
  1. Set oven to 425F. Slice Baguette into smaller, individual-sized slices and place on a greased cookie sheet. Drizzle with Olive Oil and sprinkle with Salt + Pepper. Bake for 7 minutes, flip, and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat immediately and set aside.
  2. While Baguette slices are toasting: Cut Nectarines, Tomatoes and Basil into bite-sized pieces. Place in a large bowl and mix together with Olive Oil, Garlic Powder and Salt. Set in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. Note: We used purple Basil because we have a huge plant in our backyard. Green Basil works well with this recipe too.
  3. In a smaller bowl, whip together the Cream Cheese and Agave Nectar. Set in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.
  4. If eating immediately, evenly spread Cream Cheese mixture over toasted Baguette slices. Top with Nectarine mix and enjoy.
  5. Note: If you are bringing this appetizer to a party, I like to serve it as a "build-your-own" Bruschetta bar. Display each element in separate bowls and allow guests to build-their-own bruschetta when they are ready to try one. This guarantees that your friends will get crunchy bread, as this dish would get soggy sitting out for long periods of time.
Recipe by Slice of Jess at