Goat Cheese, Butternut Squash, Melted Onion and Duck Bacon Crostini

There’s got to be a better name for this…anyone? anyone?

In honor of Cathy Erway’s book The Art of Eating In, The Bell House is hosting a launch party complete with a crostini cook-off.  We really wanted to be a part of this but had a conflict.  BOOO! If you can make it you should…there will be lots of good food, music and beer.  A portion of the ticket sales will benefit Just Food & Oxfam relief efforts in Haiti.

So I dreamt up this little bugger for the cook-off and tried it out last night.  Well…yum.  I’m sure it would have won because of the perfect combination of sweet, savory, crunchy,  soft and cheese.

What you’ll need: (This will make about 20 pieces.)

1 baguette, sliced and toasted (I used bread flour this time and it came out PERFECT!)
1 butternut squash
1 shallot, minced
3 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper
olive oil to drizzle
1 tsp. of brown sugar
1/8 tsp. of fresh grated nutmeg
1/2 cup of mascapone cheese
1 package of goat cheese
2 onions
3 tbsp. of butter
3 sprigs of thyme
10 black peppercorns
1 bay leaf
1 package of duck bacon
  • Roast butternut squash.

  • In the mean time, cook one shallot and follow the directions for the butternut squash mash here (and replace onion with shallot).
  • You can use a food processor or immersion blender to make the mash fully smooth, like a soup.

  • Roast squash seeds in oven while you make the rest of the crostini. (optional)
  • Add mascapone and goat cheese to 2 cups of butternut squash mash and blend.

  • Cook duck bacon in fry pan and cook until desired crispiness.

  • Assemble, garnish with thyme and seeds and eat!


Filed under Appetizer, Breads, Brooklyn Places, Butternut Squash, Cheese, Duck

4 responses to “Goat Cheese, Butternut Squash, Melted Onion and Duck Bacon Crostini

  1. md

    Umm…they were the most amazing things!
    thanks so much!

  2. Trina

    they were soo good…wish i had one right now.

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