Crostini with Mascarpone, Nectarines and Medjool Dates

Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Natural Delights Medjool Dates

Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette, cut on the diagonal into ¾ inch (2 cm) slices
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz (225 g) tub of mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 small nectarines, pitted and cut into thin, bite-size slices
  • 8 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted and sliced
  • Honey for drizzling, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Brush baguette slices with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned; let cool.
  • Spread equal amounts of cheese onto baguette slices. Top with alternating slices of nectarines and dates. Drizzle with honey, if desired.

Notes

Per serving:
  • calories: 310,
  • fat: 12g,
  • saturated fat:4.5g,
  • trans fat: 0g,
  • MUFA: 3.75,
  • PUFA:  0.75,
  • cholesterol: 20mg,
  • sodium: 300mg,
  • potassium: 276mg,
  • carbohydrates: 47g,
  • fibre: 3g,
  • sugar: 22g,
  • protein: 6g,
  • vitamin A:  8%,
  • vitamin C:  6%,
  • calcium:  4%,
  • iron:  2% 
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