Burrata with Tomato-Peach Jam

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On a bed of peppery arugula, burrata with tomato-peach jam makes a perfect starter or light meal.

burrata with tomato peach jam

This is my take on one of the most delicious restaurant appetizers of the moment, burrata with tomato jam. It hits all the right taste notes: peppery arugula; tangy-sweet tomato peach jam; and creamy burrata, the fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream.

The only cooking involves the jam but it’s quick to make and, as a bonus, you’ll be left with extra to use on burgers, grilled meats or fish, or sandwiches throughout the week. While this dish makes a great starter, I often add more arugula to transform it into a main course salad for lunch or a light dinner. Because burrata as a meal…yes, please!

What you’ll need To Make Burrata with Tomato-Peach Jam

How To Make Burrata with Tomato-Peach Jam

To make the jam, place the tomatoes, peaches, and shallots on the prepared baking sheet. Add the salt and the olive oil and mix with a rubber spatula until evenly coated.

tomato jam

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring once after 20 minutes to prevent burning and sticking around the edges, until the tomatoes and peaches are soft and starting to brown.

tomato jam

Transfer the roasted fruit and shallots to a small bowl (be sure to scrape up all the flavorful juices from the baking sheet).

tomato jam

Add the sugar and mash with a rubber spatula or spoon until jammy. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt or sugar, if necessary. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

tomato jam

To assemble the dish, place the arugula on a plate or serving platter. Spoon the tomato peach jam over top, then place the burrata on top of the jam. Drizzle the cheese with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with bread or toast, if desired. Enjoy!

burrata with tomato jam

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On a bed of peppery arugula, burrata with tomato-peach jam makes a perfect starter or light meal.

Servings: 2 to 4
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients

  • extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Divide the arugula onto 2 plates or arrange in 2 piles on 1 large serving platter. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the tomato peach jam over each pile of arugula. Place the balls of burrata partially on top of the jam. Drizzle the cheese with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with bread or toast, if desired.

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Reviews & Comments

  • Made this last night as a light main course and riffed on it a little bit. I toasted slices of my own homemade Peasant Bread and spread the jam on top. Topped that with bacon and then arugula that I had tossed with a bit of olive oil and parmesan. Burrata on top of that and some fresh Basil over all. It was delicious! Thanks for another great recipe.

    • — Dulcie on August 21, 2019
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  • I love this recipe. It is one of my very favorite things in the whole world. Easy to make, lovely for a summer dinner thank you Jen!

    • — Karyn on August 2, 2019
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  • I’ve made this appetizer several times and simply love it. I reduced the sugar to just 1 tablespoon.

    • — Leslie on July 24, 2019
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  • I have been waiting since last year for fresh peaches so I could have the burrata salad once again. I let the burrata come to room temperature before assembling the salad. Absolutely an amazing flavour and texture combination.

    • — Elizabeth on July 21, 2019
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  • I would love to make this now but peaches are not in season. Would frozen peaches work? Thanks Jenn!

    • — Kristen on May 8, 2019
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    • Sure, Kristen – just make sure they are well drained.

      • — Jenn on May 9, 2019
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  • Burratta is my husband’s favorite and we usually do with pesto and tomato and were excited to see the peach ‘twist’ here. delicious!

    • — Lindsay on October 4, 2018
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  • Absolutely delicious! A huge hit at a recent dinner party. I will reduce sugar slightly next time.

  • Thanks for another delicious recipe, Jenn!
    We summer in a remote area of the Adirondacks so substitutions are often necessary. We used mozzarella instead of burrata, and plums for peaches, honey for sugar……it was fabulous. Plenty of jam left over for another day.

    • Love the idea to use plums, Jane – I’ll have to try that!

      • I live in the U.K. and plums are in season will try tomorrow night for my dinner party. If I switch honey for sugar – is it 1 to 1?

        • — Lee Ann on September 29, 2017
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        • Yep – please lmk how it turns out with the plums.

          • — Jenn on September 30, 2017
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          • It was yummy !!!

            • — LeeAnn on October 16, 2017
  • This was delicious. The only change I made was to cut the sugar to 1 TBS at the end of making the jam. What a perfect summer appetizer! I’m using the jam tomorrow on grilled turkey burgers. Thanks Jen for another winner!!!

  • Looks incredible! Bake at 400?

    • Hi Christine, You can find the jam recipe here.

  • what is a substitute for fresh burrata?
    Cant find it in our stores.
    I will be making it next week .
    I love your recipes.

    • Hi Bernice, Sliced fresh mozzarella is a good substitute. Enjoy!

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