Balsamic Blueberry Mascarpone Crostinis

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Cooling Time: N/A
Servings: 18 Crostinis

 

INGREDIENTS

TOAST

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

TOPPING

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

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • Brush bread slices with olive oil.
  • Arrange on baking sheet and bake until crisp and toasted, 8-10 minutes, turning once.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Recipe courtesy of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Counsil