Roasted Tomato and Cheese Bruschetta

A great appetizer for your next party!

Ingredients

1 dozen thick slices Italian bread

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY, slightly warmed

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced into thin rounds

2 Tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped

6 ripe plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise

Honey Tips

Honey Flavors and Colors

Honey has different flavors and colors, depending on the location and kinds of flowers the bees visit. Climatic conditions of the area also influence its flavor and color.

Directions

Preheat oven to 450°. Lightly grease baking sheet.
Brush both sides of bread slices with oil. Lightly brush one side of each slice with warmed honey and place honey side down on baking sheet. Place tomatoes, skin side-down, next to bread slices. Top tomatoes with garlic, thyme, salt and pepper.
Bake the bread and tomatoes about 8 minutes until bread is slightly brown around the edges. Turn bread over and put cheese on top. Remove tomatoes from baking sheet and set aside.
Bake bread again 6-8 minutes until cheese melts. Remove from oven. Top with tomatoes sprinkled with basil.
Yield: 1 dozen