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Caprese Bruschetta

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Serves 8-12, makes 24 appetizers
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This Caprese Bruschetta appetizer is so simple and elegant. The layers of bread, mozzarella, tomato, and basil stack up for one tasty morsel! Perfect for the vegetarian at your gathering. You can prepare the ingredients in advance, then assemble as guests arrive.

1 Italian baguette
1 pound fresh mozzarella
4 Roma tomatoes
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
24 basil leaves
2 to 3 cloves garlic, cut in half
2 to 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze

Slice baguette on the diagonal into 24 slices; save ends for another use. Broil until lightly toasted. Rub each slice with garlic immediately after removing from oven. Cut mozzarella into 24 pieces, about 1/2 inch thick and sized to cover bread. Slice each tomato into 6 slices.

Place baguette toasts on a platter; top with mozzarella, then tomato, and salt and pepper. Top each with a basil leaf and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.