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Sweet Berry Bruschetta

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

10 pieces

I've made this sweet berry bruschetta 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, Portola Valley, California
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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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