Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini. Fabulous appy for any time of the year. from Flavour and Savour
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Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini

Sweet soft figs with a hint of citrus are spread on a toasted crostini and topped with creamy goat cheese in this easy appetizer that can be prepared in advance.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 24
Author Flavour & Savour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried figs, stems removed and quartered (about 12)
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp grated orange zest
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp orange liqueur such as Gran Marnier or Triple Sec (optional)
  • 5 ounces fresh goat cheese at room temperature
  • 24 slices baguette, sliced on a sharp diagonal
  • extra virgin olive oil for brushing on the baguette
  • 1 green onion, scallion, or chives, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Place the chopped dried figs, orange juice, water, orange zest and salt in a saucepan. Simmer over low heat until the figs are soft and only about 2 tablespoons of the liquid remains, 20 to 30 minutes. If the mixture gets dry, add water to keep it moist. Cool the mixture, add a little orange flavoured liqueur and purée in a blender or food processor to make a paste. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Brush the baguette slices with a little olive oil. Toast the baguette slices for a few minutes until they are beginning to crisp. Spread the fig paste on the crostini, then top with about 1/2 Tbsp. goat cheese. Sprinkle with freshly chopped green onions or chives and serve.