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Crostini with Honey, Gorgonzola, and Figs

Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr
Yield 8 appetizers (serving size: 1 appetizer)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 dried Calimyrna figs, each cut lengthwise into 4 slices
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) Italian bread slices, toasted (about 4 ounces)
  • 2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese or blue cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 106
  • caloriesfromfat 20 %
  • fat 2.3 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 0.6 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 3.2 g
  • carbohydrate 19 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 183 mg
  • calcium 59 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place water and figs in a 2-cup glass measure. Cover with heavy-duty plastic wrap, and vent. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes. Drain; discard liquid.

  2. Spread honey evenly over bread slices, and spread the cheese (at room temperature) over honey. Top each bread slice with 3 fig slices.