HEAT oven to 425°F.
ROLL up several basil leaves; slice into very thin strips. Repeat with remaining basil. Combine tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, basil, salt and pepper.
CUT bread into angled 1/4-inch pieces. Combine olive oil and garlic; brush on bread slices and place on baking pan.
BAKE about 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Just before serving, drain excess liquid from tomatoes. Spoon tomato mixture evenly over bread slices.
*1/2 teaspoon dried basil can be substituted.
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