If you’ve got fresh figs available to you, try this easy, tasty Fig Crostini recipe. This is one of those fortuitous recipes where all the ingredients to make a fabulous fresh fig appetizer just happened to be in my house at the same time. You better believe I took advantage of that!
What Exactly IS Fig Crostini?
Sweet figs, tangy goat cheese, chopped pecans, and a drizzle of honey make these fig crostini appetizers the perfect two-bite treat to serve before dinner.
Or serve them with drinks!
Fig, Goat Cheese, and Honey Crostini Appetizer Pairs Well With…
A nice crisp IPA is one of our favorites to enjoy with goat cheese and honey. The figs work nicely with the whole combination.
Reading up around the internet I found several sites recommend a nice merlot to go with goat cheese and honey. Also, mentioned? Champagne.
Need a refreshing non-alcoholic drink idea? Try one of the many variations of flavored sparkling waters available these days. Almost any fruity flavor will taste great with these.
Or Make Them For a Light Dessert
You can make these fig crostini for a light dessert too. Two or three on a plate are the perfect light dessert. Not too sweet, lightly savory, and served with after dinner coffee, make these a tasty little dessert.
What Else Works Well With Figs and Goat Cheese?
I think there are quite a few things you could sprinkle on top of the warm honey. Things like:
- chopped pistachio
- chopped black walnuts
- fresh arugula
- dark chocolate shavings
- cacao nibs
- freeze-dried fruit powders
Any number of little bits can be sprinkled on to subtlely change the flavors. Try a few different flavors to see which ones you like best!
Fresh Figs are a Treat in Alaska!
We don’t get them often! So when I see them or order them from our foodclub you can bet they are a treat for us. This little fig appetizer dish was our favorite way to enjoy that rare treat of fresh figs.
About That Cast Iron
This uses a 10 inch cast iron skillet. If you don’t have one try a bigger skillet and make them all at once. OR use a baking sheet, the cast iron makes them look fancy. OR grab a nice cast iron skillet because you’ll use it more than you think you would! I linked up to one in my recipe card if you’re interested.
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 baguette
- 6 ounces fresh goat cheese
- 4-5 fresh figs
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- preheat the oven to 450˚
- warm the honey in a small saucepan just until it is soft enough to drizzle
- slice the baguette into 3/4-1 inch slices
- place 9 in an 10 inch in cast iron skillet
- place in the hot oven 3-4 minutes until the bread is just starting to toast
- meanwhile, slice the figs
- when the bread is done crumble half the goat cheese on top of the toast
- place back in the oven to warm just briefly
- remove and add a slice of fig to each toast
- sprinkle with chopped pecans
- drizzle with honey and serve warm
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