Party Panache, Nectarine Brioche with Prosciutto, basil & balsamic

How about a recipe for something that looks fancy,

tastes fabulous

and is perfect for so many occasions?

It’s sweet creamy tangy salty cheesy goodness all in one

This is a version of the ever popular crostini, but instead of using a hard slice of baguette, I chose a softer brioche loaf for the base

It’s topped with a generous layer of ricotta, sprinkled with bleu cheese crumbles {optional} topped with fresh nectarine slices and prosciutto

Under the broiler it goes for 4-5 minutes until the brioche edges are toasted, the prosciutto is crispy and the cheese is melted

Drizzle with a little balsamic glaze and top with fresh basil

There! And you didn’t even break a sweat!

Fancy & festive, yet easy enough to make for yourself for lunch

This would be great for showers, teas, luncheons, parties, BBQs, any summer gathering!

Look for balsamic glaze near the vinegar in your grocery store

or buy it online here

or it’s easy to make your own, see recipe here

Nectarine Brioche with Prosciutto, Basil, & Balsamic

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine American


  • brioche bread*
  • fresh nectarines sliced
  • proscuitto
  • ricotta cheese
  • bleu cheese crumbles
  • fresh basil for garnish
  • balsamic reduction for garnish


  • Slice brioche in half or into slices.
  • Spread with a generous layer of ricotta {season with salt and pepper if desired}
  • Top with bleu cheese crumbles and then nectarine slices.
  • Top nectarines with torn pieces of prosciutto.
  • Broil for 4-5 minutes until prosciutto is crispy, bread is toasted on edges and cheese is melted. Garnish with basil and a drizzle of balsamic reduction.


*brioche bread is available in many forms, loafs, rolls, baguettes. You can cut it into slices as you would for crostini or use an open face roll as I did and cut it into smaller pieces. Look for it in the specialty sections of your grocery or bakery.
Keyword appetizer bites, nectarine brioche, nectarines with prosciutto


Wishing you a safe and fun filled 4th of July! 🇺🇸

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

13 Responses to “Party Panache, Nectarine Brioche with Prosciutto, basil & balsamic”
  1. Sounds like a nice light lunch! Happy 4th of July Jenna-enjoy:@)

  2. This is my kind of appetizer or lunch! Thanks Jenna!

  3. Jodi says:

    another winner!! noom noom!!

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    This looks great for Breakfast!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    This is a great crowd starter and I love you used the softer bread. One word, yum!!! Love those firecracker plates Jenna. Perfect for this week……….

  6. pattyanneart says:

    Looks great!! I need to find that balsamic glaze. 😀

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    This looks divine!! ❤️ Happy 4th to you, Jenna! 💙❤️💙

  8. anne says:

    Oh my goodness, this looks wonderful.

  9. Mary says:

    Yum Jenna, and my kind of lunch! We love balsamic glaze on all kinds of fruit too. ♥

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