Strawberry Mascarpone Bruschetta

February 21st, 2010 by Victoria

I completely forgot to write about this little gem of a recipe that was the surprise star of my bruschetta bar. I saw strawberry bruschetta on a blog and had to make it since I love strawberries and cinnamon toast! I found a great base recipe and did some of my own additions and tried it out and its delicious. This recipe is super easy and if you are wondering what mascarpone is, it’s that creamy white stuff in tiramisu easily found at the local grocery store. This recipe is refreshing and sweet and the perfect addition to my bruschetta bar.

Strawberry Mascarpone Bruschetta
adapted from

1 french baguette sliced at an angle, makes about 25 slices
3 Tablespoons butter
8 oz mascarpone cheese basically all of what comes in the little container
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 Tablespoons white sugar divided
2 pint fresh strawberries cleaned, hulled and sliced at an angle

Mix the cinnamon with 3 tablespoons of sugar and set aside. Mix the mascarpone cheese with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Spread some butter on top of the baguette slices and top each slice with a hefty sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture. Tap the bread to get off the excess and place sugar side down on a skillet on med/high heat. The slices will be done when the tops are light brown and sugar has caramelized about 3 minutes. When the bread is done toasting, top with mascarpone mixture and sliced strawberries. I also finish the bruschetta with a small sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar mixture on top of the strawberries, and there ya go, a sweet addition to your bruschetta bar!


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