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Blackberry Shallot Jam Crostini with Crispy Prosciutto

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 12 slices sour dough or similar crusty bread
  • 4 to 8 slices prosciutto depending on size, you need enough to crisp and crumble onto 12 toast slices
  • 4 large shallots
  • 1 tablespoon butter more if need to caramelize shallots
  • 4 tablespoons blackberry preserves
  • mascarpone or triple cream cheese
  • Cheese is optional: Mt. Tam from Cowgirl Creamery is a favorite, but you can try blue cheese, brie or other similar choices.

Instructions

  • Fresh thyme for garnish
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Place prosciutto on baking pan and crisp turning at 5 minutes. Bake for 10-15 minutes, enough to get a good crumble. Set aside.
  • Heat bread in oven for 5 minutes.
  • Slice in 1/2 slices on diagonal.
  • Melt butter in small frying pan.
  • Slice shallots and put in pan on low heat, until caramelized. They should be very soft, browned.
  • Add in blackberry preserves.
  • Spread very light serving of cheese on toast. Spread preserves mixture.
  • Top with crumbled prosciutto and garnish with a little fresh thyme.