This fig and goat cheese crostini is an easy and delicious appetizer that will impress your guests at your next cocktail party. They are simple to make and can be customized with various additions.
The combination of sweet fresh figs and tangy goat cheese atop crispy bread is a true match made in heaven. These really are an appetizer that everyone will love!
🤍Why you will love this recipe
- It's an easy appetizer to make with just a few ingredients.
- It's a healthy and tasty appetizer! Fresh figs are loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Here is what you will need
This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make goat cheese and fig crostini; scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.
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- French Baguette
- Fresh Figs
- Goat Cheese
- Cutting Board
- Bread Knife
- Sheet Pan
Ingredient notes and substitutions
Goat Cheese - This is a tangy cheese with a strong taste. If it's not to your liking or unavailable, it can easily be substituted with other spreadable cheeses such as brie cheese, camembert cheese or creamy blue cheese.
Honey - Maple syrup or agave nectar can easily replace honey is this recipe. It can also be left off completely for a less sweet appetizer.
How to make fig and goat cheese crostini
Prepare the ingredients: Slice the bread into slices that are about ¾ to 1 inch thick. Rinse and roughly chop the figs.
STEP 1: Arrange the slices of bread on a baking sheet and place them under the broiler for a few minutes until they become lightly toasted.
STEP 2: .Flip the bread slices over and toast the other side so that both sides are crsipy and toasted. Let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes.
STEP 3: Once they are cool enough to handle, spread goat cheese onto each slice.
STEP 4: Place a spoonful of chopped figs on top of the goat cheese. Then drizzle on a little bit of honey.
Get creative and experiment with different combinations and flavors for this tasty appetizer. Here are a few ideas.
Balsamic glazed fig crostini - Instead of honey, drizzle the crostini with balsamic glaze or balsamic reduction and fresh basil leaves.
Fig and Prosciutto crostini - Elevate the flavor by adding a slice of salty prosciutto.
Fig and Arugula crostini -Add fresh peppery arugula toasted pine nuts to the top of the crostini.
How to store leftovers
This recipe is best served immediately after being prepared. However, if you have any leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to two days. Please keep in mind that the texture of the pieces will not be the same as when the dish is fresh.
- Be sure to use ripe, fresh figs for the best flavor. Look for figs that are slightly soft to the touch but not too soft.
- Toast the baguette to perfection. The slices of bread should be crispy on the outside while being slightly soft on the inside.
- For the best texture, don't overload the toppings on the crostini which will can cause the toast to become soggy.
Here are the most common asked questions about this recipe. Any questions not answered below? Leave a comment and I'll reply ASAP.
Even though fresh figs are best, you can use dried figs when fresh aren't available or are not in season. Simply soak the dried figs ou can also use a small spoonful of fig jam.
Fresh figs are usually in season during the late summer and early fall. Usually, late August to early October. You can find them at farmers' markets, or in the produce section of your grocery store.
Yes, you can prepare the components and assemble the crostini just before serving. Toast the bread and chop the figs. If they are assembled too far in advance, the bread may become soggy.
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Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini
- 4 Figs Fresh
- ½ Baguette Bread Sliced into 12 slices
- 3 ounces Goat Cheese
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- Slice ½ Baguette Bread into 12 slices that are about ¾ to 1 inch thich in size. Roughly chop 4 Figs.
- Arrange the slices of bread on a baking sheet and place them under the broiler for a few minutes until they become lightly toasted. Flip them over and toast the other side. Remove from the oven and cool.
- Once the bread is cool spread goat cheese on each slice of bread and drizzle honey over each slice.
- Be sure to sue ripe, fresh figs that are slightly soft to the touch, but not too soft.
- To avoid soggy crostini, don't overload the toppings and serve the crostini just after they have been assembled.
- Serve fig and goat cheese crostini on a cheese board or with your favorite appetizers.
- See the article above for recipe variations and more.