Pumpkin Crostini with Caramelized Apples & Onions

Pumpkin Crostini with Caramelized Apples & Onions


1 French baguette, 1/4" sliced
2 cups medium diced pumpkin
1 chopped onion
1 julienned apple
1 oz. balsamic vinegar
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and Pepper
Fresh fennel tops to garnish (optional)


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pumpkin on a baking pan and drizzle with oil, salt and pepper. Cover with foil and roast until soft. Smash with a fork and set aside. Place the onion, apple, and balsamic vinegar in a small baking pan and roast until caramelized.

Place the bread slices on a baking sheet (cookie sheet), drizzle a little bit of oil on top and bake until golden brown. Assemble the crostini appetizers by spreading the smashed pumpkin on the toasted bread and top with the caramelized onion mix. Garnish with fresh fennel greens.

Serves 8