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    Feb082016

    Blueberry Ricotta Bruschetta

    High Bush Blueberry Council

    A sweet and savory appetizer perfect for potlucks, blueberry ricotta bruschetta is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The creamy spread with a pop of sweetness makes this blueberry ricotta bruschetta a must have!

     

    Ingredients

    • 8 slices Italian bread, cut on the diagonal
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 cup ricotta cheese
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, roughly chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
    • 2 cups blueberries

    Instructions

    1. Pre-heat broiler to 375°F.
    2. On a rimmed baking sheet, lay out bread slices.  Broil 2 to 4 minutes, just until golden. Turn slices over.  Broil 1 to 3 minutes other side until golden, watching carefully.
    3. In a small bowl, combine cheese, 2 teaspoons of the honey, thyme and lemon peel.
    4. Spread mixture evenly amongst the slices of toast.  Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon blueberries and a drizzle of the remaining honey.

    Number of servings (yield): 8

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    154 calories
    5 g protein
    19 g carbohydrates
    0 g dietary fiber
    6 g fat
    3 g saturated fat

    Preparation time: 20 minutes

    Cooking time: 6-8 minutes

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