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Prosciutto-Basil Crostini

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  • Servings: 4

Photography: Frances Janisch

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2006


  • 1/2 small baguette (about 8 ounces), cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 ounces very thinly sliced prosciutto


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly brush both sides of each bread slice with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Toast in oven until pale golden, about 7 minutes per side. Transfer sheet to a wire rack; let crostini cool completely.

  2. Divide basil leaves and folded slices of prosciutto among crostini. Drizzle with oil. Season with pepper.

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  • MGJ1130
    6 JUN, 2013
    So delicious! The saltiness of the proscuitto combined with sweet basil is addictive - I made extra and enjoyed them for breakfast this morning!
  • MSLO_tiffany
    26 APR, 2010
    i made this for a recent dinner party -- it was delicious, and took no time at all!
  • abedell
    31 AUG, 2008
    These were delightfully easy to make! Huge hit at a party.