Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pistachio Mascarpone Crostini

We have been enjoying these tasty little toasts in the tea room recently. Relatively easy and definitely tasty, it's a winning combination. Start with a French baguette which you slice into 1/4 inch diagonal pieces. Spread each piece with a layer of mascarpone cheese (a soft Italian cheese usually found in the fancy cheese section at the market). Sprinkle with coarsely chopped pistachio nuts. At this point, you may set these aside until ready to toast them.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the prepared bread slices on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Toast for about 10 - 12 minutes, or until the edges of the bread are light golden. Remove from the oven and top with thinly snipped fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with a touch of honey. The warmth of the cheese, the freshly cut basil, and the sweet honey nectar coupled with the crisp bread toasts simply makes a perfect combination of flavors. Enjoy!


4 comments:

Betsy B. said...

Had these at SerenTea in August. They are delicious! YUM.

relevanttealeaf said...

This sounds SO good. I'll definitely be making them. Counting down the days until my friends and I will be sipping tea at Sweet Remembrances with you!

Angela McRae said...

You had me at "pistachio." Yum!

Marilyn said...

My mouth is watering over this. I know I would love this combination. Can I say, you can't stop at one! Yummm!