Fig Crostini with a Honey and Walnut Goat Cheese Spread

  • AppetizersRecipe
  • I may or may not have had all of these for dinner last night. You see, husband was out of town for the weekend and well, he does not care for goat cheese. Poor husband. He doesn’t know what he’s missing! Oh well, more for me.

    Fig Crostini with a Honey and Walnut Goat Cheese Spread
    Have you ever had figs before? If you haven’t then you don’t know what you’re missing. The people at Whole Foods looked at me like I was a little crazy when I requested figs out of season {I always do that to them!}but they were super nice and helped me out anyway.
    Sometimes I just crave the combination of figs and goat cheese. Mmmmm. Bless you, Whole Foods.

    So, raise your hand if you’ve ever made a big enough appetizer to feed a small party and them eaten them all by yourself. Oh good, I’m glad I’m not the only one!

    Fig Crostini with a Honey and Walnut Goat Cheese Spread
          makes 8 pieces
    French baguette*
    Olive oil
    4-6 oz pasteurized goat cheese
    1/2 C chopped walnuts
    2 T honey
    4 black mission figs, halved
    Balsamic vinegar
    Cut the baguette into 1/2 inch slices and brush both sides with olive oil. Place in the oven under low broil for a few minutes, until the tops are golden brown.
    Meanwhile, mix together the goat cheese, walnuts and honey in a small bowl. When the bread is golden brown, take out of the oven and top with goat cheese spread.
    Place back in the oven for an additional minute, just until the goat cheese spread has softened. Top with sliced figs and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
    *I bought a French baguette for this recipe, but I have seen whole wheat baguettes at Panera Bread before.
    Need other fig recipes? Oh good, cause I’ve got lots:
    • From Valeries Kitchen

      This is exactly the type of thing I dream about eating for dinner. If I wasn’t cooking for starving teenage boys I’d be all over it. But they will definitely suffice for an appetizer and everyone in my house loves goat cheese. Pinning!

    • Tina Bk

      Sometimes eating for one can be a delicious change-it is that time you can savor something that only you prefer and not have to worry about the preferences of others. However, when it comes to this dish I would surely dine with you and enjoy every bite. That close up really has me wanting to run to the store for the ingredients-yum!

    • Carrie Burrill

      You know… I can’t find figs in NH! I’ve never had a fresh one. I’m girl on a mission to find them this week because these look flipping amazing!