Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett
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.