Oven Roasted Maple Balsamic Tomato Toast


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Oven Roasted Maple Tomato Toast
4 portions
Metric Imperial

Ingredients

  • 1 pint heirloom grape tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 slices (1-inch thick) rustic Italian bread
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp pesto
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 Tbsp sliced fresh basil

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Combine cherry tomatoes, maple syrup, vinegar and garlic until evenly coated.
  3. Arrange on baking sheet with shallow sides.
  4. Roast tomatoes 10 minutes or until just softened and blistered.
  5. Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet or directly on oven rack and bake until toasted, about 5 minutes.
  6. Combine cream cheese and pesto and spread on toasts.
  7. Toss arugula and basil. Arrange on toasts and top with roasted tomatoes and their juices.