American Pistachio Crostini

Ingredients
1 loaf Sweet French bread (baguette size)
½ cup Roasted/salted American pistachios, chopped
1 tablespoon Minced parsley
Add toppings (Recipes below)

Mediterranean Topping:
1 cup Bottled roasted red peppers, drained; or diced canned pimientos
4 ounces (1 cup) Parmesan cheese, sliced thin and crumbled
1 - 2 tablespoons Garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Dried rosemary, crumbled
¼ cup Olive oil

Chop peppers; mix with remaining ingredients.

Savory Cheese Topping:
8 ounces Cream cheese, softened
8 ounces Goat cheese
1 - 2 tablespoons Garlic, minced
1 teaspoon each Dried basil and thyme

Combine all ingredients and beat well.

Instructions:

Cut baguette into ½-inch slices. Spoon topping on bread, then top with pistachios. Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 400° F. for 10 minutes or until heated through; sprinkle with parsley. Yield: Approximately 3 dozen pieces.

Courtesy American Pistachio Growers