Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 cup raisins

  2. 3/4 cup apple vinegar or white wine

  3. 1 cup water

  4. 1/2 cup pine nuts

  5. 4 ounces unsalted butter

  6. 1/2 cup sugar

  7. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  8. 3 1/2 ounces prosciutto, or smoked ham or bacon, diced

  9. Freshly ground black pepper

  10. 10 slices Italian bread (1/2-inch thick)

  11. Olive oil , for brushing bread

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a small bowl combine the raisins, vinegar and 1 cup of water. Let stand at least 10 minutes. Strain the liquid into a bowl and reserve the raisins for garnish .

  3. Add the pine nuts , the butter and the sugar to a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir until the sugar is melted but not caramelized, about 4 to 5 minutes. Slowly pour in half of the vinegar and water mixture, then the flour, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes dense. Discard the remaining vinegar and water mixture. Add the prosciutto , sprinkle with a little bit of black pepper and remove from the heat.

  4. Coat the bread slices with oil and arrange them on a sheet pan . Bake in the oven until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes. Spread the prosciutto mixture on the crostini and arrange on a serving platter. Garnish with the reserved raisins and serve.

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