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Strawberry-Balsamic Crostini with Mascarpone



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    1 Pt. Native Connecticut Strawberries-hulled, washed, ¼” diced
    3 Tbsp. Sugar
    1 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar

    Toss together in bowl, let marinate 15 minutes, use to top crostinis.

    20 French Bread Slices-sliced 1/3” thick
    1 Stick Butter-melted
    ½ Cup Sugar
    2 tsp. Cinnamon

    Preheat oven to 400°f. Lay slices of bread out on cookie sheet. Brush both sides with clarified butter. Sprinkle top sides with sugar and cinnamon. Bake for about 8 minutes until light golden, slightly crisp.

    1 Cup Mascarpone Cheese-let soften to room temperature
    3 Tbsp. Honey
    2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract

    Combine ingredients in bowl, and using a rubber scraper, mix gently until smooth.

    To Assemble Crostinis:

    Spread or pipe on the cheese mixture onto the baked crostinis. Top with a spoonful of the strawberry mixture. Place on serving plate, garnish with powdered sugar, fresh mint, toasted pine nuts. Enjoy!