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Balsamic Blueberry Mascarpone Crostinis
balsamic-blueberry-mascarpone-crostinis

A unique appetizer that takes only a few mins to whip up? Listen here – these balsamic blueberry mascarpone crostinis are just what you need. Only a few minutes in the oven and a few minutes of prep to have an app that will leave your friends and family speechless. We promise there will be no leftover balsamic blueberry mascarpone crostinis (though you may want to make a batch just for yourself)!

Toast Ingredients

  • 18 (1/4-inch thick) french baguette slices
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil

Topping Ingredients

  • 12 Tbs. mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Brush bread slices with olive oil. Arrange on baking sheet and bake until crisp and toasted, 8-10 minutes, turning once.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium non-stick skillet, heat blueberries, vinegar and sugar just until blueberries are tender and a sauce forms, 4-5 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
  3. Top toasts with mascarpone cheese (about 2 teaspoons per toast) and sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Top with blueberry mixture and fresh basil.

Number of servings (yield): 18 Crostinis

Nutrition

Per serving:

Per Portion:

280 calories

19 g total fat (sat 9 g)

45 mg cholesterol

340 mg sodium

20 mg potassium

22 g total carbohydrate

1 g dietary fiber

2 g total sugars

7 g protein

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