Fig Crostini

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.

fig crostini

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!

Fig Crostini

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.

fig appetizer

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.

Plus I’ve got a couple of great recipes that use a 10-inch skillet like this Blueberry Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping or these Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Breasts

Yield: 18 crostini

Fig Crostini

fig crostini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 baguette¬†
  • 6 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 4-5 fresh figs
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. preheat the oven to 450˚
  2. warm the honey in a small saucepan just until it is soft enough to drizzle
  3. slice the baguette into 3/4-1 inch slices
  4. place 9 in an 10 inch in cast iron skillet
  5. place in the hot oven 3-4 minutes until the bread is just starting to toast
  6. meanwhile, slice the figs
  7. when the bread is done crumble half the goat cheese on top of the toast
  8. place back in the oven to warm just briefly
  9. remove and add a slice of fig to each toast
  10. sprinkle with chopped pecans
  11. drizzle with honey and serve warm

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