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Persimmon Prosciutto Crostinis

Persimmon Prosciutto Crostinis

Do you like persimmons? They're in season from October to February, so this is a perfect time to try a few out! This simple recipe for persimmon prosciutto crostinis with homemade ricotta is a wonderful appetizer, snack, or light lunch. The flavors work together wonderfully. 

Persimmon Prosciutto Crostinis with Ricotta & Thyme | Shiny Happy Bright

You want a very ripe persimmon for this recipe - they can be rather tart if you don't let them ripen long enough (for information on varietals and how to tell if they're ripe, check out this article from the Guardian and this helpful list of recipes and information from Martha Stewart). 

Persimmon Prosciutto Crostinis with Ricotta & Thyme | Shiny Happy Bright
Persimmon Prosciutto Crostinis with Ricotta & Thyme | Shiny Happy Bright

I made these over the Thanksgiving break, for one of those times when we needed a little bite of food, but were still recovering from the huge feast. Not only were they tasty, but I think they're very lovely. The star shaped pattern of the fruit, contrasted with the delicate prosciutto, and topped with a little herb sprig make them really irresistible. 

Persimmon Prosciutto Crostinis with Ricotta & Thyme | Shiny Happy Bright

I hope you enjoy these and I hope you have a wonderful week! 


*For the ricotta - I highly recommend this wonderful and easy recipe from Ina Garten - however, if you need something a bit quicker, store bought ricotta will also be great!


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