Made with mascarpone, a sweet, soft cheese similar to cream cheese, this dish straddles the border between sweet and savory, which makes it a great choice for a first course for a weekend brunch. However, it’s also great as a midweek treat served after a light meal. Try the orange-flavored mascarpone stuffed into pitted dates for a delicious after-school snack.
Orange-Mascarpone Toasts with Blueberries and Honey
3/4 cup (6 oz./185 g) mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
Grated zest and juice of 1 small orange
Six 1/2-inch (12-mm) slices challah, brioche or baguette
1 cup (1/4 lb./125 g) blueberries
Honey for drizzling
In a small bowl, stir together the mascarpone and the orange zest and juice. Set aside.
Lightly toast the bread slices in a toaster. Let cool slightly. Generously spread each bread slice with the mascarpone mixture and top with blueberries. Drizzle with honey and serve immediately. Serves 4 to 6.
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