Balsamic Blueberry Mascarpone Crostini Recipe is a quick and easy appetizer recipe. Perfect for last minute entertaining, crispy toasts are topped with a sweet and tangy mascarpone cheese and a blueberry compote with hints of balsamic vinegar and fresh basil. You’ll impress your guests on New Year’s Eve with this blueberry recipe with a delicious flavor combination.
Blueberry Crostini Recipe
Mascarpone is a sweet creamy cheese with rich buttery notes, giving our blueberry crostini recipe a delightful flavor and texture. Combine that with fresh blueberries simmered in a sweetened balsamic vinegar that makes a juicy saucy topping and you've got yourself a fabulous blueberry appetizer recipe!
And then there's the fresh basil garnish for the finishing touch of deliciousness. A quick and easy recipe for a show stopping appetizer for any party or get together, this last minute appetizer is an all season recipe that will shine both on new Year's Eve and in the warm summer months!
I developed this recipe for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. Hop on over to their site and you’ll find some great tips about blueberries!
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Balsamic Blueberry Mascarpone Crostinis is a quick and easy appetizer recipe. Perfect for last minute entertaining, toasts are topped with a sweet and tangy mascarpone cheese and a blueberry compote with hints of balsamic vinegar and fresh basil, a delicious flavor combination.
- 18 (1/4-inch thick) french baguette slices
- 1 Tbs. olive oil
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.
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 balsamic blueberry mixture and fresh basil.
Makes 18 toasts.