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Pumpkin-Prosciutto Crostini

Pumpkin-Prosciutto Crostini
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A sweet, salty, spicy appetizer for the holidays!

One of the best things about Fall is that it’s PUMPKIN season! I adore pumpkin. Pretty much anything that has pumpkin in it, I’ll try (except if it has licorice or coconut in it). I can’t tell you how disappointed I was that most of the pumpkin products from Trader Joe’s were discontinued after Thanksgiving.

When my friends Paul and Diane, hosts of the monthly “First Saturday Dinner” in Manhattan Beach, asked for dishes to complement his magnificent paella (he made THREE KINDS!), I suggested this dish. Since they’re Italian, I knew they’d love the prosciutto. As an appetizer, it covers the sweet and the savory, the salty and the spicy. And of course, the yummy!

They don’t take a long time to make and the combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and fresh thyme explodes on your taste buds. Give ‘em a shot.

Fall is a season that calls for a lot of entertaining, and this recipe fits the bill as a party-perfect hors d’oeuvre. The sweetness of the spiced pumpkin purée-ricotta mixture is well-matched with the saltiness of the prosciutto. And good luck holding yourself back from eating too many and ruining your appetite for the main meal.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!

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