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Sweet Berry Bruschetta Recipe

Sweet Berry Bruschetta Recipe

I've made this recipe by toasting the bread on a grill at cookouts, but any way I serve it, I never have any leftovers. The bruschetta is sweet instead of savory as is often expected, and visitors enjoy that change. -Patricia Nieh of Portola Valley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 10 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • Cooking spray
  • 5 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 6 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar


  • 1. Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet; lightly coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, extract and remaining sugar. Spread over toasted bread. Top with berries and almonds; dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 pieces.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 92 calories, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 0 fat.

Reviews for Sweet Berry Bruschetta

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bbellito 244024
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"I made this for an evening snack. It was very good. My husband loved it. Next time I will try lemon in place of the almond extract."

tiffany8862 164673
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"This would be great as an appetizer, dessert, or breakfast item. I used a french baguette cut on the diagonal. I substituted mascarpone cheese for the cream cheese. To toast the bread I used my basic bruschetta technique of lightly brushing both sides of the bread with a little vegetable oil and baking at 425 degrees for 5 minutes. Flip, sprinkle with sugar, and broil for one minute. These were absolutely delicious and got rave reviews."

janthibado 150982
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"This is such a tasty and pretty appetizer. If using as an appetizer, be sure your bread isn't to big around, otherwise your individual servings get too big for an appetizer. I have served several times. It's great for a brunch, but also served for a dinner party. Great reviews!"

slh9702 208788
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"Very tasty and easy recipe. Since I don't like almond flavoring and didn't find raspberries at the store, I substituted vanilla for almond extract and used strawberries instead. Very satisfying in the morning. Even my "picky" husband enjoyed them."

katejudy311 67660
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2009 Edited Nov. 27, 2009

"This is a deliciously sweet alternative to regular bruschetta. I can't wait to make it again. Thanks!"

mobake 67659
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"This was a wonderful recipe. Very refreshing!!"

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