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Tangy Balsamic Cherry Crostini Appetizer – Cherry Recipes

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Last Updated on June 6, 2023 by Leah Hall

A fantastic and easy cherry crostini appetizer for a party! If you need some cherry recipes, this is the one!


There is a saying that necessity is the mother of invention, so when Leah had to bring an appetizer to a mom’s night out event, this recipe was born! We have had a very busy week and hadn’t been to the grocery store in a while, so when she glanced in the refrigerator and found goat cheese and cherries (originally planned for our next batch of brandied cherries) she ended up coming with a twist on a classic Italian dish that uses strawberries and balsamic vinegar to make a sweet tangy cherry crostini.

Cherry Balsamic Crostini on white plate

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Cherry Crostini

Using goat cheese, Balsamic Vinegar and cherry topping on a crusty toasted crostini, the tangy balsamic cherry crostini were a popular dish among Leah’s friends!

Cherry Crostini with goat cheese on a white plate, white napkin and flowers in background

Pastry Brush

In Italy, they make a simple dessert that combines sweet strawberries, Balsamic Vinegar and fresh cracked black pepper on vanilla ice cream. Since we didn’t have strawberries in our kitchen, we went with another sweet fruit that we did have, fresh Bing cherries.

What Ingredients are Needed for this Cherry Recipes?

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Lemon Juice
  • Brown Sugar
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Cherries
  • Baguette
  • Goat Cheese
  • Chives


The cherries weren’t as sweet as strawberries are, but since we wanted this as an appetizer and not a dessert, the tartness of the cherries worked really nice when combined with the tart creaminess of the goat cheese. The brown sugar balances out the tartness of the cherry recipes. It helps release the juices of the cherries, which makes for a great drizzle sauce.

Cherry Goat Cheese Crostini on a white plate

We wanted something that would be good for eating as a finger food, and with the success of our cocktail crostini at previous cocktail party, we figured that another variation of crostini would fit the bill. The toasted, crunchy bread brings a crunchy savory texture the crostini and lets the bread avoid getting soggy from the cherry juice. Topping it with some chopped micro chives brings a savory edge that keeps the crostini from getting overly sweet which was perfect as an appetizer.




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Cherry crostini on goast cheese toasts on white plates. Orange flowers and white napkin in background
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Tangy Balsamic Cherry Crostini Appetizer - Cherry Recipes

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

An easy appetizer that showcases fresh cherries, paired with goat cheese on toasty bread.


Balsamic Cherry Crostini Appetizer

  • 2 cups cherries, pitted and sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 baguette
  • olive oil
  • goat cheese
  • micro chives, finely chopped


In a bowl, combine sliced cherries, balsamic, brown sugar, lemon juice and fresh cracked black pepper.

Stir until brown sugar is dissolved and cherries are coated.

Allow to sit for 1 hour.

Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch thick slices.

Brush slices with olive oil.

Season slices with salt and pepper.

Place in a 375° oven for around 5 minutes per side or until toasted.

Spread goat cheese onto slices.

Place cherries atop goat cheese.

Drizzle with some of the cherry balsamic liquid.

Top with chopped chives.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 0.6gSaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 210mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 1.7gProtein: 3.8g

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Sunday 22nd of May 2016

This looks amazing! Great pictures :)

The 'Noms.

Sunday 22nd of May 2016

Thanks so much!

Cathy Mini

Saturday 21st of May 2016

This crostini has my mouth watering!! Love cherries and goat cheese together--such a fun flavor combo!

The 'Noms.

Sunday 22nd of May 2016

It turned out to be a great combo! Thanks!

Heather Gee Davis

Friday 20th of May 2016

My mouth is watering! That crustini looks amazing!

The 'Noms.

Sunday 22nd of May 2016

Thanks so much, we thought it was great!


Friday 20th of May 2016

I can almost taste the cherries and balsamic! This looks amazing. I'm having friends for dinner tomorrow and I'm making this! Thanks for the recipe! xx

The 'Noms.

Sunday 22nd of May 2016

Thanks so much! I hope you got to try them!

Delicious Everyday

Friday 20th of May 2016

I love the sound of the cherries paired with the tart balsamic. I can just imagine how good this would taste!

The 'Noms.

Sunday 22nd of May 2016

It's a great combo! Thanks for stopping by!

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