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Caramelized Pumpkin Dessert Crostini



    Pumpkin Crostini

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016)

    This recipe makes 20 small crostinis.

    Ingredients for spread:

    • 2 cups diced fresh pumpkin or other winter squash, ½-inch pieces
    • ¼ cup granulated sugar
    • 3 Tbsp. olive or canola oil
    • To taste, kosher salt


    Instructions for spread:

    • Preheat oven to 400°f. Toss the diced pumpkin with the sugar, oil and salt. 
    • Lay out in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until tender. Watch carefully, or they can burn. Reserve.

    Ingredients for toast:

    • 20 French Bread Slices, sliced 1/3-inch thick
    • 1 Stick Butter, melted
    • ½ Cup Sugar
    • 2 tsp. Cinnamon

    Instructions for toast:

    • Preheat oven to 400°f. Lay slices of bread out on cookie sheet. Brush both sides with clarified butter. 
    • Sprinkle top sides with sugar and cinnamon. Bake for about 8 minutes until light golden and slightly crisp.

    Additional ingredients:

    • 1 Cup Ricotta Cheese

    To Assemble crostinis:

    • Spread a small amount of the ricotta cheese onto the baked crostinis. Top with a spoonful of the caramelized pumpkin. Enjoy!

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