From Sitka, Alaska, come these delightfully rich toasts covered with crisp nuts and bits of salty prosciutto, contributed by reader Patrice Reinhardt. It's an old family recipe, says Reinhardt, who adds that the butter is crucial to its appeal: "No substitutes."
Preheat oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, mix butter with a fork until smooth. Add prosciutto, parmesan, pine nuts, garlic, and chopped basil and mix until blended.
Spread mixture on baguette slices and arrange slices on baking sheets. Bake until bottom of bread is toasted, 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool 5 minutes, then garnish with small basil leaves or bits of larger leaves.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.