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Yield
2 1/2 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut baguette into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on a baking sheet.

Step 2

Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden; cool.

Step 3

Place bell pepper on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.

Step 4

Broil 5 inches from heat about 5 minutes on each side or until pepper looks blistered.

Step 5

Place pepper in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; seal and let stand 10 minutes to loosen skin. Peel pepper; discard seeds, and cut pepper into thin strips.

Step 6

Spread bread slices evenly with Dried Tomato Pesto. Top each with a mozzarella slice. Crisscross a pepper strip and pickle slice over cheese.

Step 7

Broil 5 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Step 8

* Substitute gherkin-style pickles for cornichons.

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