Grilled Strawberry Basil Bruschetta

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

This decadent treat is beautiful and elegant enough to be presented as an appetizer or dessert.
cook 12

What's in it


½ cup balsamic vinegar
12 crostinis (toasted slices of French bread)
1 lb. strawberries washed, hulled and chopped*
2 teaspoons fresh basil, finely chopped
1 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature
salt and pepper to taste

How to cook it


  • In a small saucepan, heat vinegar over medium to low heat. Simmer until reduced by half, approximately 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a medium bowl, combine strawberries and basil. Add salt, pepper and reduced vinegar to the strawberry mixture.
  • Spread mascarpone cheese on toasted bread. Spoon strawberry mixture on top. Garnish with any leftover basil.
  • *Grilling Option: Grill strawberries over a low flame on skewers until they begin to release their juice. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.