Butternut & Goat Cheese Crostini | sheerluxe.com

Butternut & Goat Cheese Crostini

Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Baking Time: 30 Minutes
Makes around 20

This starter is veggie friendly but the different textures mean meat-eaters will love it too; easy to make ahead, serve as canapés at a party or the opening course for a dinner with friends. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 baguette
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • Goat cheese
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Flaky salt & olive oil

METHOD:

  1. Cut the baguatted into 1/2 inch (12 mm) slices & drizzle with olive oil & salt, then grill on one side for about 2 min on high (can be done a few hours ahead).
  2. Peel & cut the butternut squash into 1/4 inch (6 mm) cubes, then roast at 400ºF (205ºC) with olive oil, salt & pepper for 20-25 min, or until golden, turning a couple of times (can be done the day before).
  3. Spread goat cheese on crostini.
  4. Put 1-2 tsp of butternut squash on each toasted slice.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves and serve.

Recipe and photography courtesy of The Forest Feast Gatherings by Erin Gleeson/Forest Feast, LLC (Abrams, £21.99)