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Crostini with Mascarpone, Nectarines and Medjool Dates

Back to Recipes Total Time: 30 minutes Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 French baguette, cut on the diagonal into 3/4-inch slices
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 small nectarines, pitted and cut into thin, bite-size slices
  • 8 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted and sliced
  • Honey (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush baguette slices with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned; let cool.
  2. Spread equal amounts of cheese onto baguette slices. Top with alternating slices of nectarines and dates. Drizzle with honey, if desired.
Nutritional analysis per serving - Calories: 310, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat:4.5g, Trans Fat: 0g, MUFA: 3.75, PUFA:  0.75, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 300mg, Potassium: 276mg, Carbohydrates: 47g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 22g, Protein: 6g, Vitamin A:  8%, Vitamin C:  6%, Calcium:  4%, Iron:  2%