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Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Balsamic Glaze

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Balsamic Glaze

I’ve always wanted to try Ina Garten’s fig and goat cheese crostini with balsamic glaze, and since it’s fig season, I decided to finally give it a try. Ina serves hers on large pieces of toast but I wanted just a light appetizer before dinner so I went with crostini. I made some homemade fig and honey jam and spread it the crostini then slathered some softened goat cheese on top followed by some fig slices. I topped them off with a little drizzle of balsamic glaze right before serving. These fig and goat cheese crostini with balsamic glaze were a fun new appetizer to try and we all enjoyed it.

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Balsamic Glaze

How to Make Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Balsamic Glaze

Make the fig and honey jam. Click here for the recipe.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the sliced baguette on a baking tray then bake for 4-5 minutes, or until lightly golden brown and toasted. Remove from the oven.

Slather some cooled fig jam on each crostini.

If the goat cheese isn’t softened, place it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds until it’s creamy and spreadable. Carefully spread the goat cheese over the fig jam, leaving the edges of the fig spread visible.

Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place sliced figs on top of each crostini. Drizzle lightly with balsamic glaze. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Balsamic Glaze

 

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Balsamic Glaze

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Balsamic Glaze

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Pam / Original by Ina Garten

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 1/2 baguette, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup fig jam or fig spread *Click the link up above for the recipe
  • 4 oz goat cheese, softened
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 3-4 small fresh figs, thinly sliced
  • Balsamic glaze, to taste

Instructions

  • Make the fig and honey jam, if desired. Click here for the recipe. 
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Place the sliced baguette on a baking tray then bake for 4-5 minutes, or until lightly golden brown and toasted. Remove from the oven.
  • Slather some cooled fig jam on each crostini.
  • If the goat cheese isn't softened, place it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds until it's creamy and spreadable.
  • Carefully spread the goat cheese over the fig jam, leaving the edges of the fig spread visible.
  • Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Place sliced figs on top of each crostini. Drizzle lightly with balsamic glaze. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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5 Comments

  1. I still haven’t seen any fresh figs here yet…can’t wait! These crostinis look mouthwatering.

  2. They look very good Pam and I’m pretty sure I’ve never eaten a fresh fig – I should probably change that.

  3. That sounds and looks fabulous to me but if my husband as much as smells goats chees in the fridge he will throw everything out!! Keep safe and enjoy the rest of the week. Diane