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Sweet Berry Bruschetta

We kept this recipe decidedly simple, because we know how busy holiday weekends can be, and with beautifully ripe berries and this amazing yogurt, simple is more than enough.

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toasted challah bread topped with whipped yogurt and mascarpone, fresh berries and drizzled with honey
Photography by Gayle McLeod

Sweet Berries In A New Kind of Summer Dessert

Let us introduce you to the newest member of our fresh berry dessert family: mixed berry bruschetta with whipped yogurt and mascarpone spread. It’s an insanely simple dessert that celebrates the perfection of ripe berries.

challah bread, fresh berries, honey, greek yogurt and mascarpone in prep bowls to make sweet berry bruschetta

Easy and Impressive Fresh Berry Appetizer

You’re gonna need a few ingredients to make this dish, but it is really really easy to throw together. The first thing you’re gonna want to do is head to your backyard, your local farmers market or u-pick field and get yourself some fresh berries! Then make a quick trip to your local grocery store for the rest:

  • Challah bread
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Mascarpone
  • Any mix of berries you love—blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or cherries.
  • Your favorite honey
yogurt being strained in cheese cloth
drained mascarpone and greek yogurt whipped together in a glass bowl
toasted challah bread on a baking sheet
fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and chopped cherries being stirred together in a bowl

Fix It and Forget It Summer Dessert

After the 4 hour strain session the Greek yogurt gets, the rest of this dessert comes together in a flash and with very minimal effort. Here are the steps for making the slightly sweetened mascarpone-yogurt spread and how to for building this berry bruschetta.

  1. Strain the Greek yogurt over a cheesecloth lined colander for 4 hours. This will ensure that your bread won’t get soggy!
  2. Slice the challah bread and toast it.
  3. Whip the strained yogurt and mascarpone together until smooth and fluffy. Spread it on to your toasted bread slices.
  4. Top with berries and drizzle with honey! Enjoy.
sweet berry bruschetta being assembled with challah, mascarpone/yogurt whip, fresh berries  and honey

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sweet berry bruschetta made with challah, whipped mascarpone and yogurt & berries being drizzled with honey

Is This The Berry Best Dessert?

We hope this dish is the perfect dish for showcasing all those beautiful berries you’ve got on hand. If you make it we'd love to admire your handiwork! Be sure to tag @themodernproper and #themodernproper on Instagram when you do.

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Sweet Berry Bruschetta

  • Serves: 12
  • Prep Time:  4 hrs
  • Cook Time:  4 min
  • Calories: 297

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large loaf challah bread, cut into 12 (1-inch) slices
  • 8 ounces mascarpone
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • ½ cup hulled and sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup pitted and halved cherries
  • ⅓ cup honey

Method

  1. Place a double layer of cheesecloth over a colander and set it over a plate or bowl. Scoop the yogurt into the cheesecloth and let it strain for 4 hours, until thickened.

    yogurt being strained in cheese cloth
  2. Heat the broiler. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet. Broil until lightly browned about 1-2 minutes each side.

    toasted challah bread on a baking sheet
  3. Using a stand or hand mixer, whip the strained yogurt and mascarpone together until smooth and fluffy.

    drained mascarpone and greek yogurt whipped together in a glass bowl
  4. In a large bowl gently stir together the blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and cherries.

    fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and chopped cherries being stirred together in a bowl
  5. Divide the yogurt mixture evenly onto the 12 slices of toasted bread. Top with berries, drizzle with honey and serve.

    sweet berry bruschetta being assembled with challah, mascarpone/yogurt whip, fresh berries  and honey

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories297
  • Protein4 g
  • Carbohydrates40 g
  • Total Fat13 g
  • Dietary Fiber1 g
  • Cholesterol63 mg
  • sodium23 mg
  • Total Sugars15 g

Sweet Berry Bruschetta

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  • Cilicia

    Can I make this in advance or has to be eaten right away ?

    We wouldn't assemble these until you are ready to eat. The bread will get soggy if it sits for too long ahead of time. Hope you enjoy Cilicia.

  • Jenn

    Made this for a brunch potluck. This was amazingly delicious and pretty simple for such a stunning dish!

    Thanks Jenn, so happy you liked it!