Prep 35 mins
Cook 10 mins
From The Cortina Inn and Resort, Killington, VT. A very rich and elegant appetizer.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 4 tablespoons softened butter
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 12 slices French baguettes (3/4 inch)
- 1 cup lump crabmeat, picked over
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- In a small saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the shallot and garlic; saute, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
- Pour in cream and reduce by half, about 10 minutes or so, stirring very frequently.
- Take saucepan off of burner; add in cream cheese and stir until cheese is blended.
- In a small bowl, combine butter and garlic salt; stir until blended.
- Spread garlic butter on baguette slices and top with 1 tablespoon of cooled cream cheese mixture.
- Top each baguette slice with 2 tablespoons of crabmeat and sprinkle with tomato and parsley.
- Add a shake or two of salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
- Place baguettes on a baking sheet and bake 7-10 minutes at 400 degrees, or until cream cheese is bubbly and bread is crispy.
- Watch the bottom of the bread carefully so it doesn't burn.
- Serve hot.
I personally did not care for this. I followed the directions exactly. While baking the crostini, the cream cheese mixture never got 'bubbly' as the instructions mentioned. The directions did not specify whether to butter the tops and bottoms of the crostini before putting the cream cheese mixture on top. I did butter both sides of the crostini.
Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Amazingly easy to make, and what a fantastic taste and presentation. I halved the cream cheese in the recipe, and it came out like a dream. I also used less garlic salt (about 1/4 tsp less) and I was more than pleased. This recipe will be a staple. Also easy for parties as you can prepare ahead and just pop in the oven.