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Sweet Tomato Crostini

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 12
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A simple, sweet tomato relish is mounded atop slathered goat cheese for some seriously delicious crostini.
Updated May 5, 2021
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  • 1 can (11 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original French Bread, baked according to directions on can
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup vidalia onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 6 ounces goat cheese


  • 1
    Heat olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
  • 2
    Add the diced onions and cook until slightly softened, about 3-5 minutes.
  • 3
    Add the diced tomatoes and sugar. Cook until the mixture thickens, about 5-10 minutes.
  • 4
    Add the cinnamon, chopped thyme and chopped sage. Cook just until well incorporated, about 5 additional minutes. Add salt to taste. Transfer this tomato jam to a bowl and allow to cool slightly before serving.
  • 5
    Slice your loaf of baked Pillsbury™ French Bread into 1 inch slices. Place on a baking sheet and bake in an oven preheated to 425°F for 5 minutes or so, just enough to toast the outside of the bread.
  • 6
    To serve, spread French bread slices with goat cheese. Top with tomato jam. Enjoy!

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  • Tomato jam? Oh, yah. Sweet, sticky and superbly delish atop little slices of toasted bread. Appetizer heaven!

    Ummpphrrph. Yummmmarrumph. I'm trying to find the way to tell you about this recipe. But I can't stop eating it. Yum. Yum. Yum. Yum. Yum.

    If you think I'm being overly dramatic here, I challenge you to try making a batch of this Sweet Tomato Crostini at home. It's super simple. But, better than that, it tastes gourmet.

    Dotted with the flavors of cinnamon and fresh sage and thyme. Oh, gracious. I'd tell you more, but I've just taken another bite and my fingers are sticking to the keyboardddd.

    A fresh-baked loaf of Pillsbury™ French Bread, and a schmear of goat cheese turn this recipe into an appetizer everyone will love. If you can discipline yourself enough to share it. Yummmmarumph.

    Wanna see how easy it is to make fresh tomato jam and turn it into Sweet Tomato Crostini?

    Just a few onions and olive oil:

    A bunch of tomatoes (I used a pretty array of different colored cherry tomatoes, but you can stick to the plain red ones, if you so desire):

    Sugar and herbs simmer together with the tomatoes and turn them into a sticky, delicious jam:

    Plop that jam on fresh-toasted crostini with a schmear of goat cheese and you're


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    Have you ever tried sweet tomato jam on toast or bread?
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