Buzzy Bruschetta: Wednesday’s BUZZworthy recipe


  • 2 cups – fresh blackberries
  • 3 tablespoons – honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon – black pepper, freshly ground, divided
  • 2 cups – ricotta, store-bought
  • 1 tablespoon – lemon zest, grated fine on a micro plane
  • 1 tablespoon – chives, fresh, minced
  • 2 teaspoons – rosemary, minced
  • 1 teaspoon – kosher salt
  • 1 round – sourdough bread
  • To season – kosher salt
  • To season – extra virgin olive oil


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

While the oven is heating, macerate the blackberries and place them into a heat proof bowl.

Next mix with the honey and about 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper, cover in plastic wrap and place the bowl over the top of a 2 quart sauce pot with simmering water.

Allow the bowl to heat over medium heat for about 30 minutes to speed up the maceration process – this can also be done a day in advance. Allow the macerated berries to cool to room temperature before using them.

Combine the ricotta, chives, lemon zest, chives and 1 teaspoon salt, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper and set aside.

Cut the bread in half and cut each half into 6 thick slices to make 12 slices total.

When the oven is hot and ready, brush the bread with olive oil and light kosher salt, arrange on a baking sheet and bake until lightly browned or approximately 10-12 minutes.

Allow the toast to cool and then spread with the herbed ricotta. Then portion at least a tablespoon or so of the macerated blackberries on top of ricotta and serve.

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