Cheese and Chocolate Bruschetta

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Photo: Jeffrey Cross; Food Styling: Karen Shinto
Recipe from Sunset

For a big party, a dessert bruschetta like this looks dramatic but doesn't require any plates to eat. We love the combo of the rich, creamy cheese, slightly bitter chocolate, and sweet-tart fruit.


  • 1/4 pound firm brie cheese, at room temperature
  • 16 baguette slices, brushed with olive oil and grilled
  • 16 cherries, halved and pitted
  • 16 large bittersweet chocolate curls* (from a 3-oz. bar)


Total: 20 Minutes

  1. Slice cheese to fit baguette toasts and put 1 slice on each toast. Top each with 2 cherry halves and a chocolate curl.
  2. *To make chocolate curls, microwave chocolate bar with smooth side up in 5-second increments until slightly softened, about 20 seconds total. Pull a vegetable peeler across the bar.
Julia Lee,
June 2012

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 182
  • Calories from fat: 35%
  • Protein: 7.6g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 25g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Sodium: 302mg
  • Cholesterol: 14mg