Cathy’s Kitchen Prescription LLC
Roasted Plum Crostini
Whole and plant-based with no oil, sugar or salt
Roasted plums (or peaches) on whole grain crackers with a smear of fig paste or raspberry spread make a delicious, beautifully rustic, healthful snack for kids of all ages. Serve at teatime, for merenda, or for your afternoon pick-me-up snack.
Prep time 20 minutes (40 if making homemade glaze)
Roasting time 10 minutes Serves 2
4 plums, pitted and cut in ¼“ slices
2 Tablespoons Balsamic vinegar or fruit glaze •
3 Tablespoons fig paste from ½ cup dried figs or fruit-sweetened raspberry preserves
4 whole grain flatbread crackers (I used whole barley crackers here)
or oil-free whole grain crackers like Wasa
• Either use a balsamic glaze with no artificial ingredients or additives or make your own (see below)
Preheat oven to 425°F/218°C
To make a vinegar or fruit glaze simply simmer a cup or so of balsamic vinegar, red or white, or the juice from any fruit (I like the juice that's produced when reheating frozen blueberries or cherries) until it thickens to a syrup. You’ll know when to stop when it can coat the back of a spoon. It keeps in the fridge for many weeks or can be frozen.
To make fig paste, cover figs with water and microwave for 2 minutes. Cool. Chop figs with a bit of its soaking water in a blender coarsely. Fig paste makes a lovely alternative to jams and jellies. It will keep for weeks in the fridge.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out sliced plums.
Brush on some balsamic vinegar or fruit glaze and roast until edges are carmelized and fruit has softened, about 8-12 minutes. Do not allow to burn.
Compose the crostini by spreading on a layer of fig paste or preserves on the crackers, and overlapping the roasted plum slices on top.
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