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Strawberry Bruschetta with Bacon, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese with a Balsamic Drizzle

Strawberry Bruschetta with Bacon, Candied Pecans, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Drizzle
These strawberry bruschetta with bacon, candied pecans and goat cheese with a balsamic drizzle combine some of my favourite flavours and they are perfect for summer entertaining! Normally I would use these ingredients in a salad but they also work well in bruschetta form as finger food when entertaining. The juicy strawberries pair perfectly with the creamy goat cheese, the salty bacon and the tart balsamic vinegar and I like to top everything off with a touch of fresh basil to brighten things up! The candied pecans add a nice sweet crunch, though you could easily substitute regular pecans.

Strawberry Bruschetta with Bacon, Candied Pecans, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Drizzle

Strawberry Bruschetta with Bacon, Candied Pecans, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Drizzle
Strawberry Bruschetta with Bacon, Candied Pecans, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Drizzle

Strawberry Bruschetta with Bacon, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese with a Balsamic Drizzle

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Servings: 4

A tasty summer crostini with strawberries, bacon, candied pecans and creamy goat cheese topped with a balsamic drizzle and fresh basil.



ingredients
    For the balsamic reduction:
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • For the crostini:
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 12 slices baguette
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans or pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons basil, julienned
directions
    For the balsamic reduction:
  1. Simmer the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar over medium heat until it reduces and thickens, about 5 minutes, and let cool.
  2. For the crostini:
  3. Meanwhile, cook the bacon and crumble it.
  4. Lightly brush the crostini with oil and toast or grill until lightly golden brown.
  5. Mix the strawberries, bacon, pecans and goat cheese, divide it amongst the crostini, drizzle with the balsamic reduction, garnish with the basil and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 417, Fat 11.8g (Saturated 3.6g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 797mg, Carbs 63g (Fiber 4.1g, Sugars 8.6g), Protein 16.6g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

10 comments:

Tieghan said...

This has a little bit of everything going on. I love the pecans!

Jen Lynn said...

This looks like it would be a flavor party in my mouth! I'm looking forward to trying it.

We are not Martha said...

This is heavenly. And the colors are SO pretty!

Sues

Judy Heinrich said...

Yum! That looks fantastic! I love every single thing on there.

Allie BakingAMoment said...

Mmm- you had me at goat cheese!

Jason @ Plenty Of Zest said...

Love the combo of strawberry, basil and balsamic: I've created a similar recipe, but sweeter, with brioche french toast as the base. There's a nice theatre to it because it looks quite like regular bruschetta (with tomato) but turns out to be dessert :). Now I'll need to try your more savoury version!

Keely said...

I've been subscribed to your blog for years - and I just want to let you know its recipes like this one that make me appreciate you so much, thank you my friend!

When Life Gives You Sprinkles said...

Yumm! I've made bruschetta with balsamic roasted strawberries before, but I love the idea of adding the bacon and pecans!!!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

This looks so awesome from the candied nuts, the balsamic, and those bright juicy berries! Pinned :)

Chrissy said...

This is the best looking bruschetta I've ever seen!

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