Spinach-and-Parmesan Crostini

Prepare the spinach-and-cheese mixture up to a day ahead; cover and chill in an airtight container.

Yield:

Makes 1 dozen

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Bake: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

1 (10-oz.) package frozen spinach, thawed
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 (16-oz.) French bread loaf, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch slices
1/3 cup pine nuts

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 325°. Drain spinach well, pressing between paper towels to remove excess water.

2. Stir together spinach, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Top each bread slice with 2 Tbsp. cheese mixture. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Place bread slices on a baking sheet.

3. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated and nuts are toasted.

Note:

November 2008