Fig and Cheese Crostini

Fig and Cheese Crostini

Serves: 6

Yahoo! I found figs in the store yesterday! I bought a bunch and will enjoy them throughout the week. Tonight we’re serving them up on crostini with some cheese, bacon and honey. They’re ridiculously good! How I wished I had a glass of Veuve (97 Reserve please) to wash these down and a bit of privacy while I made a pig of myself turning 6 servings into 1.

Ingredients:

  • 1 demi baguette
  • 4 ripe figs
  • 6 oz of Havarti
  • 2 oz of blue cheese
  • 2 slices of bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • 1 tbsp honey

Prep It:

  • Preheat the oven to 425F.
  • Cut 6 slices of bread from the baguette and place them on a baking sheet.
  • Shred the Havarti cheese and crumble the blue cheese.

Cook It:

  • Place the baguette slices in the oven and turn the oven to broil. Broil until they’re just starting to turn golden.  Remove them from the oven. NOTE: This will only take 1 – 2 minutes so don’t walk away from the oven and check them continuously.
  • Turn the oven temperature down to 425F.
  • Top each slice with fig slices. Add a few bits of bacon and blue cheese and top with 1 oz of the Havarti.
  • Return to the oven and bake until the cheese has melted (about 3 – 4 minutes).
  • Remove from the oven and drizzle lightly with honey.

Serve it:

  • Serve these lovely little bites warm. A side of fig jam or a glass of champagne wouldn’t hurt either!
  • Change it up!
    • Try Fontana cheese instead of Havarti or any other mild white cheese you can get.
    • If you don’t like blue, and I really hope you do, but if you don’t…try shavings of Parm or fresh goat cheese instead.
    • Plums would be a great substitute to figs if you can’t find those.
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