Bruschetta, the Fancy Toast for Parties

Bruschetta is just an upscale piece of toast. Yeah, it's got a foreign name that's usually mispronounced "brew-SHEH-tah" (it's actually "brew-SKEH-tah"). And most people think it's only a tomato topping that goes on little toasts. Technically, "bruschetta" is just the blank canvas: the bread part, grilled and seasoned with garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

You can top bruschetta with just about anything, which makes it a great appetizer. We've put together nine recipes ranging from savory to sweet to the classic tomato. Serve a combo of them at your next party.