Need a fancy, modern appetizer for your holiday table? Try this flavorful, flaky treat from Sara Forte of A Sprouted Kitchen.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 1 serving
1 butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)
extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup crème fraîche
1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
1 French baguette
1 head radicchio
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar glaze
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, plus more for garnish
Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil
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Let's Make It
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil. Set aside.
Cut the squash in half, length-wise and remove the seeds. Brush the flesh with a thin coat of olive oil. Set the squash cut side up on the prepared tray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast for 40 minutes until the squash is fork tender. Remove to cool completely.
Once cool, scoop the flesh into a bowl. Add the crème fraiche, paprika, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Mash with a fork until completely smooth. This much can be done up to three days in advance.
Cut the baguette into 1/2-inch slices on a diagonal. Spread them on the second foil-lined baking sheet. Brush the tops with a thin coat of olive oil. Bake on the middle rack for 6 minutes until the edges are just browned.
Cut the radicchio into thin ribbons. Toss with olive oil, balsamic glaze and a pinch of salt and pepper. Adjust seasoning and dressing to taste. Spread a couple tablespoons of the squash mash on top of each crostini. Top with the radicchio slaw and a sprinkle of blue cheese for garnish.
Recipe Tip: If you would like to make your own balsamic glaze, simply bring 2 cups of balsamic vinegar to a boil in a small, heavy saucepan. Reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened and syrupy, about 15 minutes. Add in a tablespoon of honey or brown sugar if desired.
Reynolds Kitchens Tip
Line your pans with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil for no-mess roasting and toasting.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.