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Dark Cherry Burrata

The mornings are getting chilly and my kitchen is ripe with the abundance of the end of the Summer growing season.

dark cherry, dark cherries, cherry tomatoes, cherry tomato, balsamic, balsamic glaze, balsamic reduction, basil, crostini, french baguette

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I wanted to pair nature's creamiest gift, burrata, with the jewels of this season; dark cherries and cherry tomatoes. The texture, sweetness, and slight tartness of both marry together so well. Add toasted baguette slices, a reduced balsamic glaze, and you've got a spectacular snack on your hands!

Dark Cherry Burrata


  • 1 ball of burrata cheese

  • 6-10 cherry tomatoes

  • 6-10 dark cherries

  • 1/2-1 cup high quality balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 French baguette, cut into crostini

  • EVOO to brush crostini

  • Salt & pepper

  • Sprig of basil


  1. Allow burrata to sit on the counter for at least 30 minutes, the flavor comes out so much more when it's closer to room temp

  2. Preheat oven to 375F to toast the crostini

  3. Reduce the balsamic vinegar in a shallow pan by half for about 10 minutes on a very low heat. (I don't bring mine to a boil like a lot of other recipes say to do, it's not necessary IMO and you risk scorching it, making it taste burnt. High quality vinegar reduces faster, so that's something to note as well, keep an eye on it!)

  4. Slice baguette into 1/4" inch slices, not too thick! Brush with EVOO and bake on a baking sheet lined with baking paper or a silicone mat

  5. Slice cherry tomatoes in half and season with a small amount of salt and pepper

  6. Slice dark cherries in half and pop the seeds out with a pairing knife of use a cherry pitter then slice in half

  7. Break your burrata in half and place on your serving plate

  8. Arrange cherries and cherry tomatoes across the middle of the burrata

  9. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and garnish with a sprig of basil

You don't want the vinegar to get too thick while on the heat, it will thicken as it cools so don't take it too far or you'll have balsamic caramel that you won't be able to drizzle.

If you're looking for weekend snack inspo, this is it! Healthy, bright, sweet, creamy, crunchy, it's got it all. Definitely a crowd pleaser or you know- just make it for yourself and eat the whole thing. That's what I did.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you try it tag me or DM me on Instagram or TikTok @LizaHomesteads! I love seeing how my recipes work out for y'all!


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