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Blueberry Bruschetta Recipe

Blueberry Bruschetta

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 15 min

While bruschetta is most often served as a savory preparation, it also makes a lovely and lighter dessert. The smooth cream cheese is a perfect contrast to the sweet-tart berries. Grilling is fairly quick and can be done on a traditional grill or in a grill pan on the stovetop.

by Anne Coleman

What you'll need

  • 1 French baguette, about 18 inches in length
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries, washed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • fresh mint for garnish, optional

Notes:

Yield: Serves 24

How to make it

  1. Combine blueberries, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and toss well to coat. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Slice baguette into 24 slices, about 1/2 inch thick. Slicing on the diagonal provides more surface area.
  3. Brush each slice with butter and grill until lightly toasted on both sides.
  4. Spread cream cheese on each bread slice and top with a spoonful of blueberries. Garnish with mint if desired and serve.

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