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, 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 Mascarpone Crostini Recipe
Mascarpone is a sweet creamy cheese with rich buttery notes, giving our crostinis 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 appetizer! 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. 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
- 12 Tbs. mascarpone cheese
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- ¼ tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
- 2 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
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.