BROILED APRICOTS AND CHERRIES WITH RICOTTA AND THYME

12-15 apricots

20-25 cherries

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar (thick if you have it)

4 sprigs fresh thyme

3/4 cup ricotta or fresh goat cheese (or both!)

1/3 cup chopped parsley


Preheat broiler to high.


Halve and pit the apricots. Halve and pit the cherries (use a cherry pitter for a bit less of a mess). Place fruit in a baking dish. Sprinkle with salt, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Toss to coat. Broil (not too close to the flame) until tender, gooey, juicy, and just starting to brown, maybe even blacken along the edges  (about 15 minutes). Remove from the oven and tuck spoonfuls of cheese around the cooked fruit. Broil again until cheese just starts to brown. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately with grilled bread and  a green salad. 


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