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Caprese Crostini (Canapes)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Caprese Crostini are an easy and tasty appetizer to serve at parties. They only take about 10 minutes to assemble, but they look fancy and taste great.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $7

Ingredients

  • 1 long baguette sliced into 1/2" thick rings
  • Olive oil to brush the baguette
  • 2-3 roma tomatoes sliced into 1/4" thick rings
  • Fresh mozarella cheese sliced into 1/4" thick (buy cheese the width of your baguette)
  • Fresh basil thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice bread and brush both sides lightly with extra virgin olive oil. Bake 5 minutes at 350˚F to lightly toast it (toasting the bread keeps the bread from getting moist from the cheese).
  2. Top with a slice of mozzarella and a slice of tomato. Sprinkle the tops with salt and pepper and bake at 350˚F for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  3. A few minutes before the crostini are finished baking, in a small ramekin, mix together 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar and 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil until well combined. Toss in the sliced fresh basil and stir gently. Top each crostini with the marinated basil.