10 fresh basil leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
2 cups plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 French bread baguette
Stack 5 basil leaves one on top of each other; roll up. Slice crosswise thinly. Repeat with remaining basil. Combine tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and basil. Season with salt and pepper.
Combine olive oil and garlic in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 30 seconds.
Cut bread into slightly angled 1/4-in. pieces. Brush with olive oil mixture; place on baking pan. Bake at 425° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Just before serving, drain excess liquid from tomatoes. Spoon mixture evenly over bread slices. Serve immediately. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Borrowed from: Taste of Home