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Burrata Toasts with Caramelized Delicata Squash & Toasted Pepitas

Burrata Toasts with Caramelized Delicata Squash & Toasted Pepitas

  • Yield: 4 appetizer servings (easily multiplied) 1x



For the Squash:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 small delicata squash, seeded and sliced
  • Salt and pepper

To Serve:

  • 8 1-inch thick slices of crusty bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and left whole
  • 8 oz burrata cheese
  • Drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • Smoked sea salt and black pepper
  • Toasted pepitas
  • Toasted slivered almonds


For the Squash:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil and butter. Season the squash with salt and pepper and add it to the pan in an even layer.
  2. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the squash, turning the squash over to evenly coat, and then cook until the squash is golden and caramelized, about 4 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and allow to cool slightly.

To Serve:

  1. Wipe out the skillet used for the squash and return it to medium heat. Add the olive oil. Once it is hot, add in the sliced bread and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden and toasted.
  2. Carefully remove the bread from the pan and while it is still warm, rub it liberally with the whole garlic clove.
  3. Place the bread on a serving plate. Top with the burrata cheese and then arrange the caramelized squash over top.
  4. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over everything and season, to taste, with a sprinkle of smoked sea salt and black pepper.
  5. Garnish with the toasted nuts and serve immediately.