Strawberry and Cream Bruschetta
This is a dessert take on bruschetta. Sweet, cinnamony toast slices are topped with a cream cheese mixture, strawberries and almond. They are like miniature cheesecakes and so yummy! —Christi Meixner, Aurora, Illinois
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 1 French bread baguette (8 ounces), cut into 24 slices
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 2-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
- 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
- Preheat oven to 375°. Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet; brush with butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over bread. Bake 4-5 minutes on each side or until lightly crisp.
- In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and zest until blended; spread over toast. Top with strawberries; sprinkle with almonds.
Nutrition Facts1 appetizer: 94 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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Originally published as Strawberry Bruschetta in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2017