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Strawberry Bruschetta


   Makes 4 servings
   Prep Time: 15 minutes
   Total Time: 30 minutes
   Ease of Preparation: Easy

Ingredients

  2 whole-wheat English muffins cut in half
  1/3 cup light brown sugar
  1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  2 teaspoons lemon juice
  2 cups sliced or diced hulled strawberries
  4 tablespoons mascarpone
  (sweetened Italian cream cheese)

Preparation
1. Toast English muffin halves in a toaster.
 
2. Over high heat in a large skillet. Add sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice and cook, stirring, until the sugar melts and the mixture begins to bubble, (30 seconds to 1 minute). Add strawberries and stir until juices begin to exude and the berries are heated through, 30 seconds to 1 minute more.
 
3. Spread 1 tablespoon mascarpone on each piece of English muffins and top with the warm berries.

Tips & Tricks
Tip: : Prepare the sauce (Step 2), cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month. To reheat, microwave on High for about 1 minute (defrost first, if necessary).

Nutritional Notes: per serving: calories 280; fat 14g (sat 7g, mono <.5g, poly <.5g); iron 1.5mg; cholesterol 35mg; calcium 157mg; carbohydrate 38g; sodium 232mg; protein 6g; fiber 4g

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A: 8% daily value; Vitamin C: 80% dv; Calcium: 15% dv; Iron: 8% dv