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
12 to 14 servings
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
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.