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Goat Cheese and Fresh Mushroom Crostini

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  • Yield: 30 crostini
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Bake 15 mins 425/375 degrees F
  • Cook 8 mins

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Mushrooms and creamy, sharp goat cheese cooked in a balsamic reduction come together in these easy, elegant warm appetizers.

Ingredients

  • 30 1/4 - inch thick slices baguette-style French bread (about 8 oz.)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 shallots, coarsely chopped (about 1-1/2 cups) or 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped onion
  • 8 ounces fresh cremini mushrooms, coarsely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces Capriole Fresh Goat Cheese or other goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf parsley) (optional)

Directions

  1. Arrange baguette slices on a large baking sheet. Lightly brush 1 side of each slice with some of the olive oil. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 5 minutes. Turn slices over and bake 2 to 4 minutes more or until lightly brown. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Set bread slices aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add the shallots. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and brown sugar. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Add the balsamic vinegar, thyme, salt and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, uncovered, for 4 minutes or until most of the liquid is evaporated, stirring frequently.
  3. Spread some of the goat cheese on each crostini. Bake about 8 minutes or until cheese is warmed through. Remove from oven. Top each with some of the mushroom-shallot mixture. Drizzle any remaining cooking liquid over crostini. If you like, sprinkle each with parsley. Serve immediately. Makes 30 crostini.

Nutrition Facts

(Goat Cheese and Fresh Mushroom Crostini)

calcium (mg) 20, iron (mg) 1, carb. (g) 6, pro. (g) 2, sodium (mg) 94, cal. (kcal) 63, vit. C (mg) 1, vit. A (IU) 146, sat. fat (g) 2, chol. (mg) 5, Fat, total (g) 3

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