Strawberry Ricotta Crostini

Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Strawberry balsamic vinegar from Olive Oil Etcetera
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 lb strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
1 baguette thinly sliced
1 container (15 oz ) Ricotta cheese
Basil leaves – optional

Directions:
In a large bowl stir together sugar,strawberry balsamic vinegar and vanilla until sugar dissolves. Stir in strawberries and let sit 1 hour. Toast sliced bread and let it cool. Top with ricotta, strawberries and basil. Drizzle with sauce!!

*Recipe adapted from Good House Keeping July 2011

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