Swiss Cherry Bruschetta
This recipe is a spin-off a cherry chicken main dish my husband adores. The combination of sweet, tart and salty flavors provides a contrast that's hard to resist. —Shelley Platten, Amherst, Wisconsin
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 2-1/2 cups pitted dark sweet cherries, coarsely chopped
- 16 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick), lightly toasted
- 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- In a large skillet, saute onions and garlic in oil until tender,
- about 6 minutes. Add the vinegar, brown sugar and garlic salt;
- reduce heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until onions are caramelized.
- Stir in the cherries; cook 5 minutes longer or until sauce is
- Place toasted bread on a baking sheet; spoon cherry mixture evenly
- over toast. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Broil 3-4 in. from the
- heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 115 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 154 mg sodium,