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20 slices French bread, cut 1/4 inch thick
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 container (8 ounces) cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2-1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and coarsely chopped or sliced
Additional powdered sugar (optional)
Mint leaves (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Slice bread using a serrated bread knife; place bread slices on cookie sheet. Melt butter in small microwave safe bowl (HIGH 30-45 seconds or until melted). Brush butter over bread slices. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over bread slices. Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown; remove from oven to cooling rack.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Hull and coarsely chop or slice strawberries.
Spread cream cheese mixture over bread slices. Top with strawberries. Sprinkle bruschetta with powdered sugar and garnish with fresh mint leaves, if desired. Serve immediately.
Yield: 20 servings