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strawberries on top of crostini with balsamic glaze

Improv Cooking Challenge: Balsamic Berry Crostini

An easy appetizer made using prepared bread, cheese, berries and balsamic.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 16 -20 pieces


  • 1 loaf french bread or other thin bread
  • ½ cup cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup strawberries hulled and thinly sliced
  • 16-20 blueberries
  • cup balsamic reduction*
  • optional: mint leaves


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2. Slice the french bread into rounds and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until just lightly toasted.
  • 3. Beat together the cream cheese and sugar until combined. Spread onto the bread rounds.
  • 4. Top with 1-2 strawberry slices, a blueberry and optional mint leaf.
  • 5. Drizzle balsamic reduction on top. Serve immediately.


*To make a balsamic reduction: Combine 1 cup balsamic vinegar with ¼ cup honey in a saucepan and bring to a boil, then simmer until reduced to ⅓ cup. * This recipe makes more than used above. Extra can be kept in the fridge for a few days.

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Keyword appetizer, balsamic, crostini, snack, strawberries
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