Caramelized Cherry Tomato Crostini
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Serves: 1 dozen
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups halved sungold cherry tomatoes
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • pinch of red pepper flakes, optional
  • 12 baguette slices (1/2 inch thick, cut on the diagonal)
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, sliced into ribbons
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread baguette slices on baking sheet and drizzle evenly with 1 tbsp olive oil. Bake 7-8 minutes, then turn baguette slices over and bake additional 7-8 minutes or until crisp and lightly golden. Keep an eye on your bread - everyone's ovens run slightly different and you don't want it to burn!
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and cook till they begin to burst and release juices, about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add salt, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and red pepper flakes (if you'd like a little spice). Stir to combine and continue to cook another 5-10 minutes until tomatoes reduce and become jammy.
  5. Top baguette slices with tomato mixture. Top with basil and drizzle with additional balsamic just before serving, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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