Prepare the fig jam for this savory-meets-sweet appetizer up to three days in advance, and store in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature, and assemble bruschetta just before serving. For smaller groups, use half the amount of bread. Leftover jam is great on toast at breakfast.
40 (1/2-inch-thick) slices French bread baguette, toasted (about 8 ounces)
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
5 teaspoons finely chopped walnuts
How to Make It
Combine first 7 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until figs are tender. Uncover and cook 5 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.
Top each bread slice with 1 1/2 teaspoons fig mixture and 1 1/2 teaspoons goat cheese. Arrange bruschetta on a baking sheet; sprinkle evenly with walnuts. Broil 2 minutes or until nuts begin to brown. Serve warm.
I've made this a few times and it is always fabulous! I've changed it around though and I think the result is more elegant. I make the fig part the day before and refrigerate it. I bring it to room temp and add in the goat cheese and nuts and mix it all together. Instead of a baguette, I fill store-bought mini phyllo cups (with a small cookie scoop, so it has a beautiful dome on top) with the mixture. Then I put it in the broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese a little and heat them up. Placed on a platter with some fresh rosemary sprigs, it looks amazing!
This is delicious and great for a party. I made the fig mixture and chopped the walnuts a day ahead so just had to assemble and broil at the party. Definitely let your guests know you made the fig mixture. You'll get big kudos :)
Best Appetizer ever! I've made these too many times to count. I usually double the recipe and have never had any leftover. I do toast the bread on one side first, flip it over then put fig and cheese on a broil. I've served them for formal occasions but have also brought them to Bunko.
I served this appetizer on Saturday night. What a hit! I never cook/eat figs, but this recipe has me hooked. The combination of the figs/orange and the soft goat cheese was wonderful. The prep work and cooking time were minimal and they were easy to assemble. I'm making this again for Thanksgiving day.
These were delicious! I made them for a small New Year's Eve party and they were gone very quickly. I thought they were a little sweet so would use half the sugar next time. I think another reviewer mentioned this also. quick and easy to make. I'm looking forward to making them again.
Wonderful appetizer. The only change I would make is to reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup - the jam came out a bit too sweet for my taste. This will now be my go-to appetizer for parties - it's delicious, unusual, and goes great with wine!
These were a huge hit at the party. I did add more juice from another half of an orange. It just didn't seem like enough originally. Next time I might make the bread a little thinner, and I'd chop the figs more.
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