Burrata & Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Crostini

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It’s no secret that I love burrata; it’s delicious, creamy, and pairs perfectly with both savory and sweet flavors. My two most popular recipes of 2020 were my Ultimate Burrata Board and Burrata and Prosciutto Crostini, so of course I wanted to create another delicious burrata recipe for you to enjoy this summer. This crostini is on the sweeter side of things with jammy, tangy roasted strawberries.

When it comes to making crostini, you’ve probably picked up on my not-so-secret technique by now: roasting fruit. If you’re new here, check out my Roasted Grape Crostini, Strawberry Brie Salad, and Fig and Honey Crostini. But adding fruit, like I did on my Smashed Blackberry and Brie Crostini, is not the only way to top my favorite little toasts. If you’re looking for something on the more savory side, try my Olive Tapenade and Brie Crostini, Passover Crostini (you can use matzo or baguette!), or Waldorf Crostini. No matter which crostini you go with, they are my go-to for snacking and entertaining.

baked strawberry burrata crostini
roasted strawberries burrata crostini

How To Make This Crostini

This tasty crostini is my favorite thing to eat as I welcome in the summer—whether you’re making brunch for 1 or entertaining 10 friends, this sweet recipe won’t disappoint. 

For the Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

  • 32 ounces whole strawberries, hulled
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Crostini

  • 1 large baguette, cut into even slices
  • 2 4-ounce burrata balls, drained
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Balsamic vinegar, to taste (optional)
  • Fresh basil, for garnish

Put It All Together

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Place the strawberries on a rimmed baking sheet, then add the balsamic vinegar, honey, and salt and pepper. Toss until evenly coated. Bake for about 20 minutes, turning half way through, or until dark and soft, then remove from the oven and toss again. Depending on strawberry size, you may need to roast longer—mine were huge, so I gave them more time (see this tutorial for more tips).
  • Set the oven to broil.
  • On a separate baking sheet, lay out the baguette slices and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Broil until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  • Place the burrata balls in a small serving bowl and cut an “X” shape on the top of each ball. Drizzle generously with olive oil and balsamic, if using, and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the roasted strawberries into the bowl around the burrata, then top with basil leaves. 
  • Serve family-style with the prepared crostini on the side, and enjoy!
baked strawberries crostini basil garnish
basil garnish balsamic roasted strawberries

So What is Burrata?

Not to be confused with plain old mozzarella, though they look pretty similar and are both soft Italian cheeses, Burrata tastes and acts quite differently. Mozzarella is a super mild cheese with a milky flavor, most often found grated on top of pizza or paired with tomato in a caprese salad. Burrata is a bit more special (it translates to “buttered”)—it’s made from mozzarella that has been formed into a pocket, then filled with a softer cheese curd (called stracciatella) and cream. Burrata is delicate and creamy and most often served on its own so it can be the star when served on simple bread with a little bit of olive oil and salt.

More On Roasting Fruits

Strawberries aren’t the only fruit you can roast and have on this crostini! A good rule of thumb is that if it tastes good baked in a pie, it’ll taste good roasted. You might want to ditch the balsamic (unless you go with tomatoes, yum!), but I leave that to you. Here are some other options: 

  • Peaches 
  • Cherries
  • Apples
  • Blackberries 
  • Pears
  • Grapes (like I did for this recipe)

Note: the more tender a fruit is, the less time it takes to roast. For instance, an apple will take a heck of a lot longer than a berry!

Show Me Your Crostini!

I hope this post inspires you to create delicious recipes. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the beautiful spreads and snacks you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg and #CrostiniContent so I can see and share! 


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roasted strawberries and burrata

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Burrata Crostini

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Make this deliciously creamy, sweet crostini all summer long, no matter whether you’re making brunch for 1 or entertaining 10 friends.

Ingredients
  

For the Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

  • 32 ounces whole strawberries hulled
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Crostini

  • 1 large baguette cut into even slices
  • 2 4-ounce burrata balls drained
  • Extra-virgin olive oil to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar (optional) to taste
  • Fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place the strawberries on a rimmed baking sheet, then add the balsamic vinegar, honey, and salt and pepper. Toss until evenly coated. Bake for about 20 minutes, turning half way through, or until dark and soft, then remove from the oven and toss again. Depending on strawberry size, you may need to roast longer—mine were huge, so I gave them more time (see this tutorial for more tips).
  • Set the oven to broil.
  • On a separate baking sheet, lay out the baguette slices and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Broil until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  • Place the burrata balls in a small serving bowl and cut an “X” shape on the top of each ball. Drizzle generously with olive oil and balsamic, if using, and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the roasted strawberries into the bowl around the burrata, then top with basil leaves.
  • Serve family-style with the prepared crostini on the side, and enjoy!
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  1. Melissa I wrote:

    How far in advance can you make the strawberries and the crostini?

    Posted 6.4.21 Reply
  2. 5 stars
    Did the roasted strawberries, burrata, and crostini, it was wonderful.

    Posted 9.5.21 Reply