Mock Mascarpone Crostini

Total Time:
27 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
7 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced
  • Olive oil, for brushing and drizzling
  • Kosher salt
  • Mock Mascarpone Cheese, recipe follows
  • Roasted red peppers, peeled and sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
  • Mock Mascarpone:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Brush the bread slices lightly with olive oil and season with salt. Bake in the oven until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Allow to cool. Spread the toasts with Mock Mascarpone Cheese and top with roasted red pepper slices, basil, olive oil and salt.

Mock Mascarpone:

In a small bowl, cream together the cream cheese, yogurt and vanilla extract with a mixer until well blended. Refrigerate if a firmer texture is desired. Use in recipes as an inexpensive alternative to mascarpone.

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