Goat Cheese, Bacon and Mango Crostini

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Goat Cheese, Bacon and Mango Crostini
Goat Cheese, Bacon and Mango Crostini
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Goat Cheese, Bacon and Mango Crostini

These Goat Cheese, Bacon and Mango Crostini are the perfect appetizer for special celebrations or treat for an evening at home with family and friends. 

12
Servings
349
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Balsamic syrup can be stored at room temperature for up to one week.

Nutrition analysis per serving: Each serving (1/12 of recipe) contains 369 calories; 30 g carbohydrate (10% Daily Value); 2 g fiber (6% Daily Value); 12 g protein (24% Daily Value); 22 g fat (34% daily value); 9 g saturated fat (43% Daily Value), 34 mg cholesterol (11% Daily Value); 631 mg sodium (26% Daily Value), and 176 mg potassium (5% Daily Value).

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Pound bacon, chopped
  • 1 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 8 Ounces goat cheese, softened
  • 2 large mangos (about 2 pounds), peeled, pitted and diced
  • 3 green onions, sliced thin (about 1/3 cup)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sliced baguette on large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.

2. Sprinkle with salt and bake, until golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through baking. Set aside.

3. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, 12 to 15 minutes.

4. Using slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on paper towel lined plate.

5. In small, non-reactive saucepan, simmer 1 cup of balsamic vinegar and 3 tablespoons sugar over medium heat until reduced by half and balsamic is thick and syrupy, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

6. To assemble, spread toasted bread with 1 ½ teaspoons goat cheese, top with diced mango, sprinkle with cooked bacon, and drizzle with cooled balsamic syrup. Top with sliced green onions.

Goat Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Goat Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
32%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Cholesterol
34mg
11%
Protein
12g
23%
Carbs
28g
9%
Vitamin A
88µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.7%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
12%
Vitamin C
20mg
33%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.5%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
54mg
5%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
40µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
69µg
17%
Folic acid
17µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
24mg
6%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
16%
Phosphorus
141mg
20%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
227mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.6%
Sodium
493mg
21%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20.7%
Zinc
1mg
6.3%

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