18 (1/4-inch thick) French baguette slices
1 Tbs. olive oil
12 Tbs. mascarpone cheese
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
2 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Brush bread slices with olive oil. Arrange on baking sheet and bake until crisp and toasted, 8-10 minutes, turning once.
2. Meanwhile, in medium non-stick skillet, heat blueberries, vinegar and sugar just until blueberries are tender and a sauce forms, 4-5 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
3. Top toasts with mascarpone cheese (about 2 teaspoons per toast) and sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Top with blueberry mixture and fresh basil.
Number or servings ( yield): 18 Crostinis
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