Mock Mascarpone Crostini

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 27 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. 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:

  1. 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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