Strawberry Bruschetta Recipe

Make these delicious appetizers in under 10 minutes. The strawberries and Italian cream cheese (mascarpone) combination is sweet and creamy served atop a crunchy whole wheat toast.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 whole wheat baguette, cut into 8 slices
  • 5 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, grated
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 3 cups strawberries, sliced (1 quart)
  • 4 Tbsp mascarpone (Italian cream cheese)

Directions

  1. Toast baguette slices.
  2. In a medium skillet over high heat, add brown sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and water and cook, stirring, until sugar melts and the mixture begins to bubble (about 1 minute). Add strawberries and stir until juices begin to ooze and berries are heated through (about 1 more minute). Set strawberry mixture aside for 10 minutes to cool at room temperature.
  3. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of mascarpone on each piece of toast. Top with berries. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
219
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    8g
    12%
  • Saturated Fat
    4g
    20%
  • Cholesterol
    14mg
    5%
  • Sodium
    144mg
    6%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    35g
    12%
  • Dietary Fiber
    4g
    16%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    5g
    10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.