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Crostini with Mascarpone, Nectarines and Medjool Dates

Ingredients:

  • 1 French baguette, cut diagonally into ¾-inch slices
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 oz mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 nectarines, pitted and sliced
  • 8 Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted and sliced
  • Honey (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Brush the bread slices on each side with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Place slices on a baking sheet and bake until crusty and brown. Remove from oven. Allow crostini to cool.
  4. When cooled, top each slice with mascarpone cheese. Top with alternating slices of nectarines and dates. Drizzle with honey, if desired.
Nutritional analysis per serving - Calories: 620, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 0g, MUFA: 7.50, PUFA: 1.50, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 610mg, Potassium: 552mg, Carbohydrates: 94g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 44g, Protein: 12g, Vitamin A: 15%, Vitamin C: 10%, Calcium: 8%, Iron: 4%