Fresh Fruit Bruschetta with Orange-Honey Cream

So often appetizers are salty and fattening.  Definitely nothing wrong with that, but this is a nice change of pace!  It would be a great addition to a brunch spread, or as finger food for a baby or wedding shower.

It’s basically a twist on a classic bruschetta.  This version involves a medley of fresh fruit that sits on top of bite-sized cinnamon toast and is then drizzled with a heavenly sour cream sauce flavored with honey and orange.

Let’s get started.  You can use any fruit you like.  I pick mostly based on color and then what’s in season or on sale.  In this case, I’m going with strawberries, mango, and kiwi (click that link for my tip on how to cut a kiwi fruit!)

You’ll want all of your fruit chopped in a small dice, and in similar sized pieces.  You can definitely do the chopping in advance; just keep the fruit covered, and in the fridge.

You can make the sauce ahead of time too.  And let me tell you, it’s amazing what just 3 ingredients can do here.  You’ll mix sour cream, honey, and orange zest.  If you need any extra moisture to get the consistency you want, just add a little of the juice from the orange.  That can be covered and stored in the fridge as well.

For the bread, you’ll want to use either a baguette or a thin french bread loaf.  I can always find both at my local grocery store.  The difference in size is shown below; the French bread (at least where I buy it) tends to be a little bit larger, and is usually a bit softer and fluffier.  The baguette toasts up a little crispier.  They both work just fine.

Slice your loaf into about 1/2 inch slices or a little thinner.

Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet (I always line mine with foil for easy clean up!) and brush the tops with melted butter.

Next you’ll sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.  See where we’re going here?  Mini cinnamon toast!

After they’ve toasted in the oven and cooled to room temp, you’ll spoon the fruit mixture on each one.

Then give them a drizzle of the yummy sour cream sauce and you’re done!  Fresh, beautiful, and absolutely heavenly.


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Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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  1. That looks delicious! Wish I could have some of that for breakfast today. Heading over to vote. 🙂

  2. orrs- You can use any brand of sour cream! Greek yogurt would work just fine as well 🙂

  3. YUM! I'm making these for a brunch on Monday – thank you!

    Good luck on this challenge! I'd vote but it's only open to residents of the USA. Sad face.

  4. I voted!

    These look so yummy and I wanted to make them for Easter brunch with my family but I checked my email and my sister sent me a note about this post and that she was going to be making them! Ha – she beat me to it! Either way, I will be enjoying them soon 🙂

  5. I've voted twice for you girls and will continue to vote every day. I read through all of the other recipes and your recipes sound the best- by far!

  6. This looks so yummy. I wanted to vote but I am from Canada so I am not allowed. 🙁 We also don't have this brand of sour cream. Do you think a greek yogurt might work well as a replacement?

  7. I voted..not for money but because I LOVE YOUR FOOD!!!! 🙂
    I'll try to remember to stop by and vote everyday…good luck.

  8. Very creative!! I tell you, the first bridal or baby shower I am asked to host or provide food for – I'm coming to your website!! 🙂

  9. I voted this morning. I'm sure I will forget to do it each day between now and then. Remind us on your Facebook and twitter feeds, and I will do it again! (I just need the prompting.)

    Oh, and this recipe looks so good. Yum!

  10. Oh y'all will win this hands down!
    I love your recipes and love your site!!
    VOTED!, and I will vote everyday until the end!

  11. Those look so delicious! These also make me want to go buy a bunch of fresh fruits!

  12. Good luck on your contest! I voted for you. I love your recipes and the bright, beautiful pictures of your food.

  13. Those do look divine! I can't wait to try the sauce. They will be on my next baby shower menu!

  14. This looks like a fantastic twist on your Fruit salsa w/ cinnamon chips! Yum!

    I voted!

  15. Julie- how funny, I've never seen Annie's post, we must have been on the same wave length! You've got to try my sauce, it's divine!

  16. I just made these last wed and posted about it on my blog. I got the idea from Annie's Eats and this recipe is sooooo good! The only difference is she suggested using vanilla yogurt. I will have to try it with the sour cream mixture. YUM YUM

  17. Looks delish!
    I'm crossing my fingers for a fresh strawberry pie recipe from you gals in the near future!

  18. Hi, girls! This is my first time at your blog (via the Breakstone competition) and I absolutely love it! I'm a huge fan of food blogs and yours is right up my alley. I look forward to finding hidden treasures and lots of inspiration here!

  19. Hey, guys! I've emailed the Breakstone's people, so hopefully the voting will be back up and running soon! Thanks for trying, at least! 🙂

  20. Want to vote but the link doesn't work for me. What should I do? This looks delicious!

  21. Same here. Your recipe looks delicious though. Maybe they will update their site soon. I'll check back later.

  22. Ditto for post #1. I looked all over the Breakstone site and didn't see anyplace to register so that you got my vote.

  23. I clicked on the link and saw the Triple Churned Challenge and the bloggers involved, but I don't see where you actually vote….

    Can you give any more info on that?