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Ingredients

1 baguette loaf, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 teaspoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup chopped red peppers
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

Place baguette slices on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 4-6 minutes, or until toasted. Set aside. Melt butter or margarine in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Add spinach. Cook and stir 30-60 seconds or until heated through. Cool slightly. Place cream cheese in a mixer bowl. Beat on medium high for 30 seconds. Add spinach mixture and chopped red peppers. Beat for one minute. Spread mixture on toasted baguette slices. Top each slice with about one teaspoon of parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes or until cheese begins to melt and spinach mixture is thoroughly heated. Serve warm. 12 servings (2 crostini per serving)

Mary Tiesman
Rock Island



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