Caprese Bruschetta
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 3 - 5
  • Servings: 40
  • 1 lb mozzarella prosciutto basil roll from a good deli
  • 2 fresh baguettes, about 1.5 lbs
  • 1 package (12 oz) small tomatoes on the vine
DIRECTIONS
  1. Slice the baguette on a bias into ½ inch thick pieces, ending up with about 40 slices.
  2. Slice the cheese roll and the tomatoes into about 1/8 inch thick pieces, ending up with a similar number.
  3. Variation: For a vegetarian option, layer a slice of fresh mozzerella and a large basil leaf instead of the roll.
  4. Place bread slices on a baking sheet and top each with a slice of the cheese roll.
  5. Broil the bites for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and starting to brown.
  6. Move to a serving platter and allow them to cool for a minute or two, then top with a tomato slice and serve.
  7. These are also good without the tomatoes.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
These are an easy and elegant appetizer that I first encounted at a friend's house and tweaked.