Goat Cheese, Bacon and Mango Crostini

Servings: 12
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Recipe Categories: Appetizers & Side Dishes

Ingredients

1 baguette, sliced crosswise into ½-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)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sliced baguette on large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and bake, until golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through baking. Set aside.

Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on paper towel lined plate.

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.

To assemble, spread toasted bread with 1½ teaspoons goat cheese, top with diced mango, sprinkle with cooked bacon, and drizzle with cooled balsamic syrup. Top with sliced green onions.

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