Need a fancy, modern appetizer for your holiday table? Try this flavorful, flaky treat from Sara Forte of A Sprouted Kitchen.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
40 mins
55 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil. Set aside.

  • Cut the squash in half lengthwise 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 creme 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.


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Reynolds Kitchens Tip:

Line your pans with Reynolds Wrap(R) Aluminum Foil for no-mess roasting and toasting.

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.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; protein 10g 20% DV; carbohydrates 35.9g 12% DV; fat 10.4g 16% DV; cholesterol 22mg 7% DV; sodium 591.3mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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This is a delicious bruschetta found in an Allrecipes search for an appetizer with pimiento cheese- go figure! No wonder nobody has ever reviewed it in five years! The sweet squash tangy slaw and blue cheese crumbles create a nice balance of flavors. My grocery didn t have radicchio so I used purple cabbage. Radicchio would have been nice but the cabbage worked fine too. I bought a decent balsamic reduction which was a nice shortcut. Also don t be timid with the seasoning of the squash! Read More