pumpkin crostini

Photo: Guy Ambrosino

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Crostini That Borrows from a Classic Dessert
Canned pumpkin may be indispensable for pies, muffins and breads, but we've found a surprising new use for it: on toast with predinner drinks. This no-fuss recipe involves blending pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pumpkin-pie spice, olive oil and a clove of roasted garlic in the food processor until smooth, then spreading a dollop of the sweet and savory spread on pieces of bread. Garnishes, such as pine nuts, pecans, bacon or Parmesan, are optional touches to take the appetizer to the next level.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Crostini