How to Make Cherry Coconut Crostini

One of the things I love about summertime is the abundance of fresh fruit and all the creative ways to serve it.

Our family recently enjoyed a bowl full of Harry and David’s beautiful red, sweet cherries, one by one …

But I saved a few out to make an appetizer for our friends who were coming for dinner. I had to hide them in the fridge, because fresh fruit is devoured rather quickly in our household. :)

Pit and cut the cherries in half. (Do you have a cherry stoner? They are brilliant! They have an automatic feed tray and a catch hopper. And it’s a quick and easy job for the kids to help with.)

Make your toasted crostini.

Spread with goat cheese (add in a tiny bit of orange zest).

Add cherry halves.

Sprinkle lightly with toasted coconut.

Top with fresh mint.

Lightly salt with Sea Salt.

And serve!

Fruit, goat cheese, herbs, and salt–really makes the best crostini.

They are so fun to serve when entertaining, too.

Do you have a go-to crostini that you serve to guests?

I’m on a crostini mission lately to find new fun ways to make easy appetizers, mostly with fruit. I’ll be attending the EVO’ 12 conference in Park City, UT this week and Harry and David is sponsoring my attendance. I’m so excited to be with some of their amazing staff and introduce them to some fabulous bloggers at EVO (my 3rd year to attend).

I was not paid for this post today, but the cherries were provided by H&D; all opinions are my own.

12 comments on “How to Make Cherry Coconut Crostini”

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  4. There are so many amazing cherry recipes floating around today. To pair them with coconut is perfection. This is wonderfully creative!

  5. What a beautiful and simple appetizer! I never thought of cherries with goat cheese but you had better believe I’m going to try it now! I’d love if you’d link up your recipe in our Cherry link party over at Seasonal Potluck. July is cherry month! http://bit.ly/NkglG7

  6. Oh my! And, cherries are on sale! I was looking for something new to do with them. Thank you.

  7. Wow, this is creative…I love the cherry and coconut idea. I think dessert crostini works great for parties. I have made an almond (almond paste) and pine nut dessert crostini and it was so good. Have fun at EVO!

  8. I also posted a crostini recipe today BUT it was not anything like this – yum!!! My hubby eats about 2 lbs of cherries a day over the past few weeks.

  9. You’ve done it again. A fairly simple appetizer that looks amazing. Can’t wait to taste one. Yum!

  10. I have cherries coming this week in my organic delivery; this will be made. I love combining goat cheese with fruit; adding that to a crisp crostini with toasted coconut? Divine.

  11. Those Harry and David cherries look absolutely perfect! And your crostini looks simple and delicious, not to mention beautiful. Have a great time at EVO – can’t wait to hear about it!!

  12. I have a big bowl of cherries sitting on the counter this morning. I may just have to try this recipe. Very creative.

    Darla

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