Brown Butter Crostini

Brown Butter Crostini's

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A fun spin on a crostini and a perfect way to impress a crowd. Brown butter adds a nutty rich flavour and pairs lovely with fresh fruit and herbs.


Units Scale
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • fresh fruit such as; raspberries, blackberries, apricots, strawberries
  • fresh herbs such as, thyme, sage, chives, basil
  • 1 french baguette or make your own (click here for recipe)


  1. In a light coloured pot (so you can see the colour of the butter change) melt butter on medium heat. Swirl the pan occasionally to be sure the butter is cooking evenly. Your butter will foam and start to change colour from yellow to brown with brown flecks. It will also start to smell nutty, at this stage take the butter off the heat, transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, slice your baguette into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  3. Brush each side of the baguette with the brown butter, be generous!
  4. Broil or grill each side of the buttered baguette slices, and set aside to cool.
  5. Add approx. 1 tablespoon of ricotta cheese to each slice of baguette and top with desired fruit and herbs – slices of strawberries with basil and drizzle brown butter on top; slices of apricot with thyme, or sage; crushed blackberries with thyme or sage; crushed raspberries with thyme or chives.


For added flavour, I dipped my sage and thyme in brown butter and lightly grilled them.

My favourite herbs used were chives and sage, don’t be afraid to try something a little different.

Brown butter will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks


Let me know what you think of this recipe!x
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