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Breakfast Bruschetta with Blueberry Compote

| Christy Rost
  • 1 medium loaf rustic bread
  • 1 tablespoon blood orange infused or other olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 ounces ricotta or softened cream cheese
  • Fresh mint sprigs and leaves, rinsed, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the bread into ½-inch thick slices and cut large slices in half. Brush both sides lightly with oil and place them on a large baking sheet. Toast the breads 5 to 10 minutes until they are golden brown, turning them over halfway through.

In a medium saucepan, gently stir together blueberries, sugar, and water. Cook over medium heat until the mixture begins to boil, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer the blueberries 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sugar dissolves and the compote thickens.

Cool 10 minutes, then transfer the compote to a serving bowl. It will continue to thicken as it cools. Chill until ready to serve or cover and chill up to 3 days.

Just before serving, generously spread ricotta or softened cream cheese over the toasted bread slices. Top with blueberry compote and garnish each with a leaf or sprig of fresh mint.

Yield: 8 servings

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