Sweet Potato Crostini Thanksgiving Part-1
Happy Fall Friends! We are officially in cooking season and can you believe Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away? As I head into my final week of cooking classes this season, I’m reflecting on some of the wonderful recipes we created. Today, I’ll share one of these with you, my Sweet Potato Crostini.
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Sweet Potato Crostini are delectable morsels, served as an appetizer. They hit all the right notes and are a fantastic way to add sweet potatoes to your Thanksgiving menu in a nontraditional way.
In my post-Thanksgiving Favorites for My Crew, you will see my more traditional recipe for Browned Butter Sweet Potatoes with Caramel and Pecans. This is the style of sweet potatoes generally found on my table but an added appetizer with a nod to fall is always a fantastic addition to any Thanksgiving feast.
To make Sweet Potato Crostini, just slice the potatoes and roast them with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Once cooked they are topped with a goat cheese mixture and sprinkled with dried cherries or cranberries and walnuts. Add a drizzle of maple syrup and you have an appetizer that will keep them diving in for more until that turkey is finally ready!
Sweet Potato Crostini
3 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/8-1/4-inch slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper
3 ounces fresh chevre
2 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup dried cherries
¼ cup toasted and chopped walnuts, optional
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the sweet potatoes to the parchment and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast until tender, about 12-15 minutes. Allow sweet potatoes to cool and place on a serving dish. Prepare the topping by mixing the cheese with 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and cinnamon in a small bowl. Place goat cheese mixture into a zip-top bag and snip the tip. Pipe a small amount of cheese onto each sweet potato round then sprinkle with the cherries and walnuts if desired. Last, drizzle syrup over the rounds and serve.
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