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WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE BRUSCHETTA

Summer Time Party Appetizers

7/4/2019, 6 a.m.

WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE BRUSCHETTA SERVINGS: 12 / TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN

INGREDIENTS:

• 1 small loaf 6-8 inches French bread, cut into 1/2inch slices

• 10 ounces goat cheese

• 8 ounces low fat cream cheese

• 1 teaspoon garlic powder

• 1/4 cup sugar

• 1 cup balsamic vinegar use good quality

• 1 cup small yellow tomatoes

• 1 cup small orange tomatoes

• 1 cup small red tomatoes such as cherry tomatoes

• 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

*SEE NOTES

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Place the bread slices (or you can grill the bread if you prefer) and tomatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until toasted/burst.

  3. Remove and set aside.

  4. Heat balsamic vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and heat for 6-8 minutes or until reduced by about 1/3. You want it to be syrupy but not too thick.

  5. In a blender or stand mixer, combine the goat cheese, cream cheese, and garlic powder. Cream until fully combined and smooth.

  6. To assemble the bruschetta, top each piece of bread with 1 tablespoon of the goat cheese mixture, then top with all three kinds of tomatoes. Sprinkle with chopped basil and drizzle with the balsamic reduction.

*NOTES: Omit garlic powder when making triple berry version.