Crostini with Butter-Roasted Tomatoes

  • Preparation timePrep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking timeCook Time: 35 minutes
  • ServingsServes: 6

Pumped up with lots of buttery rich flavours, these roasted tomatoes are the perfect appetizer served over toasted bread – but just as delicious tossed with pasta.


  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) Lactantia® Salted Butter, cubed
  • 2 lb (1 kg) grape tomatoes
  • 8 cloves garlic, halved
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 loaf crusty Italian bread or ciabatta bread, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease square baking dish generously with some of the butter; arrange grape tomatoes, garlic and thyme in baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dot with remaining butter and tomato paste.
  2. Bake, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 35 minutes or until tomatoes start to blister and juices are thickened.
  3. Preheat broiler to high. Arrange slices of bread on baking sheet. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden and toasted.
  4. Serve butter-roasted tomatoes over bread.


  • For a variation, grill bread until well marked and toasted.
  • Top with shaved Parmesan cheese if desired.