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!
This is a delicious and easy appetizer. The only change I made was to add the grated zest of one orange and sbout 3/8 tsp. of freshly ground fennel seed to the fig jam. Yum!
Have made these several times for dinner parties. Easy and delicious. Have never bothered to make the jam - I always use a fig jam I've found at Whole Foods. This is one of my favorite appetizers!
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.