Thursday

Fig, Blue Cheese & Walnut Crostini



It must be the upcoming Labor Day holiday here in the U.S. --the last blast of summer --that has turned my mind to appetizers lately.




And this one could not be easier to put together with things you might already have in your pantry and fridge.


Fig jam or preserves, an excellent local Blue Cheese, and toasted walnuts. I like to combine these toppings on pizza, too with the addition of crispy crumbled bacon, or thin slices of prosciutto -- and you can substitute another kind of cheese if you like; Brie, Gorgonzola, Goat Cheese, or even cream cheese for example.


This time I used St. Dalfour 100% fruit spread, but you can use any fig jam or fig preserves that you happen to like.

I cut a multi-grain baguette into slices about 1/2-inch thick, then grilled them.


You don't have to warm the fig spread/jam before spreading it on the baguette, but I always do--and I toast the walnuts in the oven until golden; it brings out the flavor in both.


Just spread the warm jam on the grilled baguette slices then sprinkle with the crumbled cheese and walnuts (and crisp bacon, or a thin ribbon of prosciutto if desired) and enjoy!




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Have a wonderful, long weekend Friends!






15 comments:

  1. Looks simply divine! Love this!!

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  2. This looks so beautiful on your huge fig leaves. They are such a pretty shape and your crostini looks amazing.

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  3. Looks delicious! I need to shop for fig preserves. Your photos are very good.

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  5. Have a fun-filled long weekend Mari. I am so looking forward to finding some figs:D

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  6. AS always, your photos are phenomenal. You have no idea how much I wish I had a jar of that fig spread - oh my.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  7. I'm totally jealous, I wish I could cook and create beautiful yummy food like this. Happy Labor day weekend to you too!

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  8. Your photography never disappoints. Love crostinis. Wonderful recipe!

    Carmen of Baking is my Zen

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  9. I can taste these flavors just looking at that crostini. Warming the jam and toasting the walnuts are what did it for me :)

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  10. What a flavorful couple of bites that is - and the photos are gorgeous as always.

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  11. I am keeping this recipe and may eat it all alone! It has some of my favorite ingredients and the photos are mouth watering!

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  13. Oh my goodness! That looks so good and the pictures are gorgeous!

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  14. Okay I will take a whole platter please xoxoxo Clarice

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