To prepare jam, remove stems from figs. Place figs and juice in a food processor; process until figs are coarsely chopped. Place fig mixture, 2 cups water, syrup, and dash of salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until thick. Cool completely.
To prepare onions, heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add onion, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover and cook 20 minutes or until onion is deep golden brown, stirring occasionally. While onion cooks, add 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup at a time, to keep onion from sticking to pan.
Spread 1 teaspoon cheese over each baguette slice. Top each slice with about 1 teaspoon onion mixture and 1 teaspoon jam. Sprinkle evenly with thyme leaves.
Made these last night for a wine and hors d'oeuvres party and everyone loved them - they are really good! I was looking for a recipe to use up fig jam I bought, and this fit the bill. I would recommend a creamy gorgonzola - I had to put the cheese in the oven (hot from toasting the bread) in order to get it to mash up and spread. I spread the cheese, then the fig jam (fairly sturdy consistency), then dropped on the bits of onions. Still thinking this morning about how good they were. Yum!
Yum!! Made these last night for a small Holiday gathering and they were so good! Prepared the fig jam the night before, and assembled the crostini just before the party. It did take quite a bit longer than stated to thicken the jam than the recipe stated. I also toasted the bread once I had the cheese on it and then layered the other ingredients on top.
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