Butternut Squash Bruschetta

Butternut Squash Bruschetta

Ingredients

  • 1 Butternut Squash, peeled and cut into small bite-size cubes (microwave whole squash for 4 minutes to make it easier to cut)
  • ¼ cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 2 TBS Chicken Stock
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 jar Fig Preserves
  • ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 24 slices Ciabatta Bread
  • 16 oz log Goat Cheese
  • ½ cup chopped Roasted Pistachios
  • 1 TBS Fresh Thyme Leaves


Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Line a sheet pan with heavy duty foil.
3. Place cut butternut squash on pan and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
4. Season with kosher salt and pepper and toss together.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool.
6. While butternut cooks, sauté onions in 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. 7. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 5-7 minutes or until onions are golden.
8. Place cooked onions in a food processor with a jar of fig preserves and balsamic vinegar.
9. Pulse to combine.
10. Allow to cool.
11. Brush bread slices with olive oil.
12. Place on a sheet pan and toast lightly in oven.
13. Smear goat cheese on bread.
14. Top with pieces of roasted butternut, a drizzle of fig onion sauce, chopped pistachios and fresh thyme.
 


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