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Autumn Spiced Crostini
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Spiced Autumn Crostini

There are hints of fall in every single bite. The pumpkin and nutmeg give the crostini spread some sweetness, but don’t overpower; there are still those savory notes of buttery sage and mascarpone. The flavors don’t just work, they WORK.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: crostini recipe, pumpkin crostinis, spiced autumn crostini
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 249kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 whole-grain baguette sliced into rounds
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts *I used pecans
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 10 fresh sage leaves

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the sliced baguette rounds on a baking sheet. Bake the bread for 10 minutes, then flip the toasts over and bake for 5 minutes more. Remove the sheet from the oven.
  • While the bread is toasting, combine the mascarpone, pumpkin, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a bowl and stir together until smooth.
  • Add the hazelnuts to a small skillet and heat them over medium-low heat. Toast the hazelnuts until golden and fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes, occasionally shaking the pan or stirring the nuts so they don't burn. Remove the pan from the heat immediately and place the nuts in a bowl. Once the hazelnuts have cooled, coarsely chop them.
  • Wipe out the same skillet with a paper towel and heat it over medium-low heat. Add the butter and, once it's melted, add the sage leaves. Cook the sage leaves until golden and crispy, flipping after 30 seconds. Transfer the leaves to a paper towel to cool slightly.
  • To assemble the crostini, spread the pumpkin-mascarpone mixture over the toasts. Cover each toast with a sprinkling of the chopped hazelnuts. Crumble the fried sage between your fingers and sprinkle it over the toasts.

Notes

Recipe from Seriously Delish by Jessica Merchant

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1.5mg