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Sweet Berry Bruschetta

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    10 pieces

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

  • 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.
  • 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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  • bbellito
    Feb 17, 2016

    I made this for an evening snack. It was very good. My husband loved it. Next time I will try lemon in place of the almond extract.

  • tiffany8862
    Feb 9, 2013

    This would be great as an appetizer, dessert, or breakfast item. I used a french baguette cut on the diagonal. I substituted mascarpone cheese for the cream cheese. To toast the bread I used my basic bruschetta technique of lightly brushing both sides of the bread with a little vegetable oil and baking at 425 degrees for 5 minutes. Flip, sprinkle with sugar, and broil for one minute. These were absolutely delicious and got rave reviews.

  • janthibado
    Apr 24, 2012

    This is such a tasty and pretty appetizer. If using as an appetizer, be sure your bread isn't to big around, otherwise your individual servings get too big for an appetizer. I have served several times. It's great for a brunch, but also served for a dinner party. Great reviews!

  • slh9702
    May 1, 2010

    Very tasty and easy recipe. Since I don't like almond flavoring and didn't find raspberries at the store, I substituted vanilla for almond extract and used strawberries instead. Very satisfying in the morning. Even my "picky" husband enjoyed them.

  • katejudy311
    Jun 21, 2009

    This is a deliciously sweet alternative to regular bruschetta. I can't wait to make it again. Thanks!

  • mobake
    Mar 18, 2009

    This was a wonderful recipe. Very refreshing!!