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Roma Tomato Bruschetta

  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen


  • 10 fresh basil leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 French bread baguette


  • Stack 5 basil leaves one on top of each other; roll up. Slice crosswise thinly. Repeat with remaining basil. Combine tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and basil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine olive oil and garlic in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 30 seconds.
  • Cut bread into slightly angled 1/4-in. pieces. Brush with olive oil mixture; place on baking pan. Bake at 425° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Just before serving, drain excess liquid from tomatoes. Spoon mixture evenly over bread slices. Serve immediately.

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