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Burrata Crostini with Prosciutto di Parma

Number of servings (yield): 12
Recipe Level: Intermediate

This elegant yet simplified Prosciutto appetizer is from our Specialist Chef Rob Andreozzi, who says: “When it comes to consistency, Prosciutto di Parma is top notch.” This appetizer combines all of the ingredients we love to celebrate from Italy – fresh Prosciutto di Parma, basil and burrata cheese drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. It uses simple ingredients, is simple to make and is simply delicious. Perfect for serving guests or just a special appetizer for dinner at home. You’ll want to save this recipe for years to come. Take a look at this quick Prosciutto di Parma crostini how-to from Lucie Fink.

  • 12 baguette slices, 1/2-inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, halved crosswise (optional)
  • 8 ounces burrata cheese, drained
  • 6 slices Prosciutto di Parma, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Place bread slices on a large rimmed baking sheet. Brush both sides of each slice lightly with oil. Sprinkle one side with a pinch of salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes, turning once. Remove from oven. While still hot, rub each slice with the garlic clove if desired.

Halve the burrata cheese; then cut into 1/2-inch thick slices. Top each crostini with a piece of burrata, prosciutto, and basil. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top, to taste. Drizzle with a little of the remaining olive oil.

Type: Hors d'oerves

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