Spooky Bruschetta

Spooky Bruschetta

Total Time:
30 mins
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Yield:
12 servings
Dish Size:
Lid-It®, Platter
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October 10, 2013
Tara’s Tidbits®

Use red pepper flakes or tiny black olive pieces to add eyes or a mouth to your Halloween shapes. If you can’t find small Halloween cookie cutters, you can easily make a ghost by cutting each cheese round into four, and adding little points to the bottom for a playful “video game” ghost.

Spooky Bruschetta is a fabulous appetizer to serve at a Halloween party. Full of flavor, a healthy crunch, and topped with fresh mozzarella cheese, these little cuties are fun to look at and scary good to eat!

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 plum tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella cheese
  • A few pitted black olives or red pepper flakes, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice the baguette into 24 1/2-inch thick slices, and place in a single layer on temp-tations® Lid-Its® or baking sheets. Put 1 tablespoon oil in a small temp-tations® dipping dish, and use a pastry brush to paint oil on each slice. Sprinkle slices with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper, and bake until golden and crisp, about 10 minutes.
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half and remove the core and seeds. Dice and place in a large temp-tations® bowl. Add the garlic, basil, remaining 2 tablespoons oil and remaining salt; let sit for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Slice the cheese into ½-inch thick slices.  Using small 1-inch Halloween-shaped cookie cutters, cut slices into various Halloween shapes. 
  4. When ready to serve, place the toasted bread slices on a temp-tations® Lid-It® or platter.  Top each with a tablespoon of the tomato mixture and a cheese cutout. 
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