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BLT Bruschetta

Field editor Pat Stevens of Granbury, Texas dresses up traditional bruschetta with popular BLT sandwich fixin's. The maple bacon adds a tasty dimension. You could also substitute mesquite-flavored bacon, Pat notes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 5 maple-flavored bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped seeded tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 loaf (10-1/2 ounces) French bread baguette
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the bacon, tomato, lettuce, 2 tablespoons pesto, basil, salt and pepper; set aside.
  • Cut baguette into 36 slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Brush with oil.
  • Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Spread with remaining pesto; top each slice with 2 teaspoons bacon mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 69 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • justmbeth
    Jan 4, 2018

    Great bruschetta! I used dried basil instead of fresh. I did use maple bacon but I suspect regular would be just as fine if maple is not available.

  • Coryskitchen
    Dec 2, 2011

    Easy to make and delicious!

  • don.griggs
    Nov 8, 2011

    This has a great balance of flavors. I like the bacon and tomato's compliment to the pesto. This is easy and flavorful.

  • ladybugterri
    Aug 9, 2011

    East and excellent! Great mini meal or appetizer.