Fig-and-Blue Cheese Bruschetta

This is one of Jill's most requested holiday recipes--and we can see why.


Makes 12 appetizer servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Broil: 4 Minutes
Bake: 10 Minutes


36 (1/4-inch-thick) French baguette slices
1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (2 oz.) crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup fig preserves or jam


1. Broil French baguette slices on a baking sheet 3 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until lightly toasted. Remove baking sheet, and reduce oven temperature to 350°.

2. Stir together cream cheese and blue cheese in a small bowl until well blended. Spread a heaping 1/2 tsp. cream cheese mixture onto each baguette slice; top each with a rounded 1/2 tsp. fig preserves.

3. Bake at 350° on middle rack for 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Braswell's Fig Preserves.

Jil Kucera,

Catering Works, Raleigh, North Carolina,

Southern Living

November 2006
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