Drizzled with honey, this Bacon, Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini appetizer makes for a flavorful bite to serve at a late-summer gathering.
It’s fig season! Such a joyful time. Fig season is short and sweet — literally.
Figs are succulent, purple bulbs of sweet-tart juice and crunchy little seeds, no bigger than a ping-pong ball.
They’re beautiful little fruits, but they sure don’t last very long. Figs don’t keep more than a couple days after they’re picked.
I first discovered my love for figs a few years ago when my aunt let me taste one of the fruits from the fig tree in her yard.
I’ve always loved fig newton cookies (which are made with a fig jam in the middle) but the real thing is more remarkable.
The year I tried them for the first time, my aunt roasted a bunch of sliced figs, dotted them with goat cheese and drizzled honey over top.
We snacked on these little bites while sipping wine and catching up — I’ll never forget that combo.
The last few years have brought harsher winters that meant fewer figs and a much sadder me.
These Bacon, Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini are an appetizer of equal caliber.
That same incredible combination is served over top crisp baguette slices, sprinkled with crisp, salty bacon and topped with a sprig of thyme for color and flavor.
Drizzle them with your favorite local honey or a bit of fig syrup.
Served at a late summer party, this two-bite Bacon, Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini is a stunning and flavorful amuse-bouche that will totally wow your guests.
Enjoy, and quick! Before fig season is over…
- 1 baguette, sliced into 1-inch pieces (approximately 16 slices)
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 ounces goat cheese
- 10 figs, cut into bite-size wedges
- 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
- 4 tablespoons honey
- sea salt, to taste
- 16 thyme sprigs
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Arrange bread slices on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and slightly crisp, but still soft in the middle. Remove from oven and let sit until cool enough to handle.
- Spread 1/2-1 tablespoon of goat cheese onto each baguette slice. Top with fig wedges and bacon crumbles. Drizzle honey over top. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Top each with a thyme sprig.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 544mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 12g