Fresh rhubarb jam is spooned over cheese-topped bruschetta for a delightful spring appetizer. Spread the goat cheese on toasted bread slices as soon as they are removed from the broiler. —Margee Berry, White Salmon, Washington
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5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1-1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon dried lavender flowers
18 slices French bread baguette (1/4 inch thick)
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup chopped pistachios
In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat. Add rhubarb, onion, sugar and lemon juice; cook and stir until tender, 5-7 minutes. Stir in zest and lavender. Remove from the heat. Mash to a chunky consistency; set aside.
Brush bread slices on both sides with remaining 4 teaspoons oil. Place bread on ungreased baking sheets. Broil 3-4 in. from heat until golden brown, 1-2 minutes on each side. Spread with goat cheese. Top with rhubarb mixture and pistachios.
Look for dried lavender flowers in spice shops. If using lavender from the garden, make sure it hasn't been treated with chemicals.