Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Summer Entertaining: Fig Crostini

The perfect appetizer bite or snack using ripe summer sweet figs.

Fig Crostini 

A lot of people don't know what to do with summer figs. Truth be told I have a hard time keeping my husband from gobbling them down before I get to use them in different dishes.   This year we have a bumper crop of figs just waiting to pop on our menus.

Today we are talking more about a method than a recipe. I'll show you how to put together these scrumptious fig crostini that you can serve as a quick appetizer or midday snack. I took these along with our meal for a concert in the park. These are sweet and delicious and oh so simple to make. You're gonna love them!


What Ingredients do I need?

  • Small crusty French style baguette
  • Olive oil
  • Mascarpone Cheese
  • Fresh Figs

Substitutions and Variations

  • Mix ricotta cheese with mascarpone for a different version
  • Serve on crackers instead of crostini
  • Add a dollop of fig jam to the mascarpone cheese for more of a fig flavor
  • Top with a sprig of mint

Kitchen Tips and Notes

  • Watch the bread closely when toasting to avoid burning.
  • Perfect as appetizers for summer entertaining
  • Great as an after school snack
  • Perfect with afternoon coffee or tea

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Fig Crostini

Makes 12 crostini bites

One French style baguette loaf
Olive oil
3 or 4 ripe figs
Mascarpone cheese

Preheat your oven to 350゚. Slice your French style baguette thinly cutting off 12 rounds.  (You will have left over bread.)  Place the bread on a baking sheet and spread a dab of olive oil over each piece and bake for 5 to 6 minutes until toasted. Remove from oven.

Spread each toasted bread piece with mascarpone cheese. Wash and dry your figs. Slice the figs into thin slices and place on top of the cheese. Place on a platter and serve.

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