If you’ve meandered through your local farmer’s market or grocery store recently, you might have noticed that we are officially in the thick of fig season. After you’ve made a fig tart and enjoyed fig jam, pick a few extra figs to make these crostinis.
This is a quick and easy appetizer for fig and goat cheese crostini that is a crowd-pleaser. I also love the idea of serving this as a light, unexpected dessert at the end of a meal. It’s a tried and true recipe perfect for any occasion.
Fig Goat Cheese Crostini
You will need:
– 20 small figs cut in half, lengthwise
– 1 loaf of French bread sliced into 1/2 in slices (makes about 20 slices)
– 1/2 cup olive oil
– 8 oz. soft artisan goat cheese, at room temperature
– 1/4 cup lemon honey
– 40 Marcona Almonds
– 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 F
Crostini: Lay the bread slices on to a cookie sheet with a brush coat the top of the slices with olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the slices are golden brown. Cool the crostini. Spread 2 tablespoons of goat cheese on the crostini, top with 2 half figs, and add 2 almonds on either side of the figs. Place on a platter and repeat with the rest of the crostinis.
Once all the crostinis are on the platter, drizzle with honey, and sprinkle with cracked pepper and serve.All celebration Cocktail Italiano cookbook collection cooking dinner party Entertaining Fall Food fall menus Food styling Holiday Entertaining italian cooking Parties photography photostyling quick appetizers Recipes vegatarian food : Tags: annette joseph, appetizer, Behind the Scenes, dessert, entertaining, fig, Figs, food styling, friends, holidays, parties, recipe, recipes, Styling, summer