Strawberry & Brie Bruschetta

  • 12 slices French bread, cut 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 12 slices (about 12 oz.) brie cheese
  • 1 1/2 lbs (about 4 to 5 cups) sliced stemmed strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted image placeholder

Heat oven to 375° F. Spread one side of each bread slice with butter; arrange, butter side up, on large baking sheet. In small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle 1 teaspoon over each slice of bread. Reserve remaining sugar mixture.

Toast bread in oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Top each toast slice with one slice of cheese; return to oven. Bake an additional 4 to 6 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine strawberries, vanilla and remaining sugar mixture; toss lightly.

Place two bruschetta on each serving plate. Spoon 1/3 cup strawberry mixture over each; sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.

Servings: 6
Recipe Source: California Strawberry Commission
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member