Monday, February 28, 2011

Sweet Berry Bruschetta

So I've heard a few people in the ward tell me how yummy these are, and therefore I had to try!  They did not disappoint, that's for sure :)  I had high ambitions of waking up Sunday morning and making these for breakfast, but there were 2 problems...A) 9:00 church, and B) I am NOT a morning person.  So when all was said and done we ended up eating them for dessert Sunday night instead.  They are so yummy and would be a great breakfast for a special occasion, but easy enough to have any day!  The recipe comes from Melinda Christensen.

10 slices french bread, 1/2 inch thick
5 tsp sugar, divided
6 oz. fat free cream cheese (I used the lower fat kind)
1/2 tsp. almond extract
3/4 c. fresh blackberries
3/4 c. fresh raspberries (too expensive!  Strawberries were a nice substitute :)
1/4 c. slivered almonds, toasted
2 tsp. powdered sugar, plus extra for dusting

Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet; lightly coat with cooking spray.

Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. Broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.

In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, almond extract, powdered sugar, and remaining sugar.

Spread over toasted bread. Top with berries and almonds; dust with powdered sugar.

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