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Strawberry and Mascarpone Cheese Crostini

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  • Author: Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina
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  • Cuisine: Italian


Sweet, creamy mascarpone topped with fresh strawberries in a delicious syrup make the perfect match for a springtime crostini. Fantastic for a brunch or a dessert, this recipe is so easy to whip up and assemble in just minutes! You'll soon find this to be your go-to strawberry recipe every spring when strawberries are ripe!the perfect match for jammy roasted strawberries.


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  • 1 loaf of Italian bread, sliced diagonally
  • butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 16 oz. strawberries (1 large basket), sliced into 1/2″ chunks
  • 1 cup strawberry syrup
  • Thick Balsamic Vinegar Glaze to drizzle over crostini
  • Garnish: Sprigs of Mint or Basil


  1. Slice bread diagonally.
  2. Toast in the oven for a few minutes only, flip over and toast again.
  3. Spread butter on both sides of bread.
  4. Sprinkle with mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Broil for a few minutes on each side; do not burn.
  6. Cool completely and set aside.
  7. Mix sugar into mascarpone cheese.
  8. Spread a big dollop on each slice of bread.
  9. Cut up strawberries.
  10. Gently fold the cut up strawberries into the strawberry syrup.
  11. Top each mascarpone-covered crostini with the strawberry mixture.
  12. Garnish with fresh sprigs of mint or basil.

OPTIONAL: Drizzle good quality, thick and sweet Balsamic Vinegar Glaze over each crostini.


  • Serving Size: 6 servings
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