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Fantastic Appetizer: Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini

September 23, 2010

Before fig season comes to an end, I wanted to share this incredibly delicious Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini appetizer recipe. It’s so easy to prepare and tastes out of this world. You can make these anytime of the year. Just substitute dried figs for fresh ones. The combination of flavors, orange, figs, honey and pepper, pair wonderfully with the goat cheese.

Note: The incredible platter in this picture can be found at Earthborne Pottery.

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 17 minutes
Yield: 12 to 14 servings
Ingredients
11/4 cups chopped fresh or dried figs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup coarsely chopped orange sections
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces sliced French bread baguette, toasted
1 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Combine first 7 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduced heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until figs are tender. Uncover and cool 5 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

3. Preheat broiler.

4. Arrange bread slices on a large baking sheet. Top each bread slice with fig mixture, goat cheese and pecans. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts just slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature.



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12 Responses to “Fantastic Appetizer: Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini”
Angela says:
September, 23 2010at 07:21 am
This looks incredible and like it be a cover of a magazine
Sally says:
September, 23 2010at 07:22 am
I am going to make this recipe this weekend for a dinner party I am having. This looks amazing! Your recipes are the best!
Tracy says:
September, 23 2010at 08:09 am
So simple! I really need to get my hands on some fresh figs!
Joanne says:
September, 23 2010at 07:32 pm
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Figs just happen to be one of my most favorite fruits on this earth! We had a fig tree when I was growing up and I kick myself now for not appreciating them when I had the chance. These crostini look fabulous and I love that you can make them year round!
Julie M. says:
September, 23 2010at 08:45 pm
You sure have some tasty recipes Alison! This looks absolutely delicious. I love figs! That serving tray is stunning as well. I have a weakness for anything kitchen; I'll be heading over to see what other goodies are there are!
September, 24 2010at 05:05 pm
I love that you added orange & zest to this crostini! They sound just perfect for entertaining or for weekends at home with the family. xo
Winnie says:
September, 25 2010at 07:57 am
This looks beautiful and delicious Alison! I love figs with goat cheese (and that platter is gorgeous)...
mary Beth says:
September, 26 2010at 11:34 am
This is beyond incredible. I served it at a party and everyone went wild. Your recipes are the best, Alison
peabody says:
October, 02 2010at 02:48 pm
What a yummy app. I love figs and goat cheese together.
Liren says:
February, 26 2011at 08:06 pm
Figs and goat cheese. Two of my favorite things in the whole wide world! Love this appetizer...and adore the platter, too!
February, 26 2011at 08:35 pm
This would be a perfect dinner. Sweet & savory, ideal with a glass of wine...
February, 28 2011at 05:29 pm
I love sweet fruits with creamy cheese. You are right this is a great appetizer for any time of year :)

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