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Strawberry Bruschetta

Easy Strawberry Bruschetta with a sweet cream cheese spread, fresh strawberries, and a drizzle of honey. It is a refreshing twist on traditional bruschetta that’s perfect to serve as a snack, appetizer, breakfast recipe, or dessert.

For more strawberry-inspired recipes, try this Strawberry Pretzel Salad, Strawberry Shortcake, or this easy-to-make Strawberry Shortcake Fluff Salad.

A plate of Strawberry Bruschetta with toasted slices of bread that is topped with a layer of cream cheese, freshly diced strawberries, chopped mint, and a drizzle of honey.

Strawberry bruschetta is a delightful and tasty appetizer to make for a crowd. Made with fresh summer strawberries, and a light, and creamy whipped brown sugar cream cheese filling, you’ll find plenty of occasions to serve this bruschetta on your menu, even as a dessert.

Strawberry Bruschetta served on wooden platter. Toasted slices of bread topped with a layer of cream cheese, freshly diced strawberries, chopped mint, and a drizzle of honey.

How to Make Strawberry Bruschetta

  1. Dip bread into melted butter.
  2. Top with brown sugar.
  3. Bake in 360°F oven for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Spread a layer of brown sugar cream cheese on top.
  5. Add diced strawberries.
  6. Garnish with mint, a dusting of powdered sugar, and a drizzle of honey.
Strawberry Bruschetta arranged on a wooden platter. Fifteen slices of baguette bread topped with cream cheese, diced strawberries, and chopped mint.

Strawberry Bruschetta Ingredients

  • STRAWBERRIES: Fresh strawberries are the highlight of this recipe and a real treat to savor, especially when they are in season. For the best appearance and least mess, finely dice the strawberries.
  • CREAM CHEESE: I enjoy the cream cheese filling with a light texture. To achieve this, simply cream it for a few minutes with a hand mixer in combination with mascarpone cheese. For a touch of sweetness, add brown sugar and cinnamon for flavor.
  • BREAD: A crusty loaf of baguette bread offers the best bite-sized appetizer and holds its shape and texture well.
  • MINT: fresh is best.
  • HONEY: A drizzle of honey adds delicious warmth that shouldn’t be skipped.

Flavorful Variations

  • Balsamic Glaze – Just a drizzle.
  • Berries – a combination of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries.
  • Fruit – peaches, kiwi, pineapple, apricots, apples, or grapes.
  • Nuts – toasted almonds, or walnuts. Candied pecans or regular pecans are good choices as well.
  • Cheese – A tangy cheese like gorgonzola, blue cheese, or goat cheese offers additional flavor while keeping it simple. A mild cheese like fresh mozzarella pairs well, too.
  • Jam in place of fresh fruit.
  • Extracts – Almond or vanilla.
A plate of Strawberry Bruschetta with toasted slices of bread that is topped with a layer of cream cheese, freshly diced strawberries, chopped mint, and a drizzle of honey. Text in center reads strawberry bruschetta. Second image features the bruschetta served on a wooden platter with a bowl of honey in the center.

Reader Tips and Questions

Can I make this recipe ahead of time? Yes. A day or two in advance will work without the bread spoiling. To save time, prepare the ingredients ahead of time and add the strawberries the day of serving. Of course, for the best results, make this recipe the same day.

How should I store the bruschetta? Place the appetizer on a plate or tray in a single layer then cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it. Remove it from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to serving.

How long does this recipe keep? The bruschetta will retain most of its texture the same day. However, I find it palatable for 1-3 days.

Strawberry Bruschetta

Easy Strawberry Bruschetta with a sweet cream cheese spread, fresh strawberries, and a drizzle of honey. It is a refreshing twist on traditional bruschetta that's perfect to serve as a snack, appetizer, breakfast recipe, or dessert.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry bruschetta
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 147kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb strawberries (finely diced)
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 8 oz container cream cheese spread
  • 4 tbsp mascarpone cheese
  • 6 tbsp light brown sugar (divded)
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon (divided)
  • tsp salt
  • 1 loaf baguette bread (cut into ¼ inch slices)
  • tbsp mint (finely chopped)
  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Mix 3 tbsp brown sugar and ¼ tsp cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.
  • Dip one side of bread into melted butter.
  • Top bread generously with the mixture and brush excess off. Line onto baking sheet.
  • Bake in a 360°F oven for 8-10 minutes.
  • Cream the cream cheese, 3 tbsp brown sugar, salt, and ¼ cinnamon until light and fluffy.
  • Spread a thick layer across each slice.
  • Mix strawberries and sugar then add on top of bruschetta.
  • Garnish with mint, a drizzle of honey, and powdered sugar.

Nutrition

Calories:147kcal | Carbohydrates:19g | Protein:2g | Fat:7g | Saturated Fat:4g | Trans Fat:1g | Cholesterol:20mg | Sodium:146mg | Potassium:75mg | Fiber:1g | Sugar:11g | Vitamin A:266IU | Vitamin C:13mg | Calcium:34mg | Iron:1mg

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