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
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 133kcal
Author Flavour & Savour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (12) dried figs, stems removed and quartered
  • 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 350°F. Brush the baguette slices with a little olive oil. Toast the baguette slices for a few minutes until they are beginning to crisp. Remove from the oven to cool slightly.
  • Spread the fig paste on the crostini, then top with about 1/2 tablespoon goat cheese. Sprinkle with freshly chopped green onions or chives and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg