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Balsamic Strawberry Crostini
 with Goat Cheese and Basil

September 17, 2012 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

When I left my apartment this morning, a chilly wind mussed the yellow-green-red-orange leaves in the trees while it whipped my almost-dry hair into snarled submission. As I squinted into the crisp, blue sky, I thought—

Crap. I can’t do this. I’m still not ready to write about autumn. Sorry, folks.

Today’s recipe features the juicy, tart strawberries I loved all summer. There’s really nothing fall-like about it. The chewy toasts topped with goat cheese, basil, and summer berries macerated in sweet balsamic vinegar are a perfect appetizer for your next dinner party. In July.

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Balsamic Strawberry Crostini with Goat Cheese and Basil
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Servings: 4-6
 
Chewy toasts topped with goat cheese, basil, and summer berries macerated in sweet balsamic vinegar are a perfect appetizer for your next dinner party.
Ingredients
  • ½ pint ripe strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Half a baguette, sliced about ½ inch thick
  • Olive oil
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, slice in thin ribbons
Instructions
  1. Hull and slice the strawberries. Toss with sugar and vinegar and allow to sit at room temperature for at least one hour and no more than three hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  3. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and drizzle each slice with olive oil. Toast in the oven for about 6-7 minutes, or until the bread begins to brown.
  4. Spread each toast with goat cheese. Top with strawberries and basil.
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3 Comments »

  1. These look divine! I totally feel your pain with fall coming – I love fall but I don’t love what comes after fall, and therefore I’m in denial! :)

  2. Miz Helen says:

    What a beautiful Crostini! I love the Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese combination of flavor. Hope you are having a fabulous day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Katie says:

    Wow! This looks fantastic! I will definitely be trying this combo!

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