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Thanksgiving is almost here, and we’ve been dreaming of all of the side dishes, the juicy turkey, and the sweet pies that will grace our tables in just a few short weeks. But there’s one thing we always seem to forget about: appetizers. After all, guests will need something to snack on while the main meal is cooking, especially if you’ll be serving cocktails or wine. But rather than (or in addition to) a simple platter of cheese and crackers, why not make Nancy Fuller‘s sweet and savory sweet potato crostini, which the frequent Food Network judge and host shared on Instagram? It’s loaded with the autumnal flavors we love, and the combination of soft sweet potatoes, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy candied pecans is unforgettable. We wouldn’t expect anything less from the author of Farmhouse Rules: Simple, Seasonal Meals for the Whole Family.
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In spite of how complex the flavors in this Thanksgiving appetizer recipe are, it’s actually quite easy to make. Sweet potatoes are cut into rounds, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, and then roasted in olive oil until soft. While the potatoes are roasting, Fuller makes a spreadable topping by mixing goat cheese with heavy cream and honey, to make a rich, tangy, and sweet base for the other ingredients.
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The roasted sweet potato rounds are smeared with the honeyed goat cheese, then get topped with dried cranberries, candied pecans, and a drizzle of honey.
As it is, this appetizer recipe is a stunner. But there are lots of ways we can think of adding some additional spins to this tasty starter. Crispy proscuitto or bacon lardon would be a tasty addition, and swapping hot honey for regular would add a nice kick of heat to balance out the sweet richness of the recipe. Basically, there are tons of ways to make this appetizer recipe your own, which makes it a must-try in our books.
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