Crostini with Figs, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese

by Shawnda on July 21, 2011

in Appetizers,Figs,Goat cheese

Crostini with Figs, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese

There are just some things that don’t belong together. Like socks & sandals. Me & bangs. And me & skinny jeans.

And then there are those things that were clearly just made for each other. Peanut butter & chocolate. Chili & Fritos. Me & spanx. And figs & proscuitto.

I get really excited when figs pop up in the produce department. Unless it was in Newton form, figs just didn’t show up at the small grocery store in my hometown where the occasional whole pineapple was as exotic as the selection got. After moving to the big city, that all changed.

Exotic factor aside, I absolutely adore figs for being so versatile. They’re not overly sweet so they’re as perfect for savory dishes as they are dessert. We’re mostly partial to figs in savory dishes.

Crostini with Figs, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese

These crostini are a personal and a crowd favorite. And no matter how many I make, it’s almost never enough. The juicy, slightly sweet fruit pair wonderfully with salty prosciutto and tangy goat cheese. Throw in a crispy slice of toasted baguette and a drizzle of honey… you’ve got dinner. Or I do.

I might have eaten nothing more than a plate of fig crostini with an ice cold, crisp Sauvignon Blanc the other night for dinner. I might have declared it the most perfect dinner ever. I might also agree that sometimes I’m a little dramatic… but this wouldn’t be one of those times :)

Crostini with Fig, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese

Fresh figs pair wonderfully with salty prosciutto and tangy goat cheese - these crostini are sure to be the hit of the party.

Ingredients

  • 12 1/2-inch slices of baguette
  • Olive oil
  • 6 Tbsp goat cheese, at room temp
  • 4 slices of prosciutto*
  • 4 figs, thinly sliced
  • Honey, for serving
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

    *Spring for the imported stuff from the deli counter if your store carries it. It will be well worth it - and you'll get 3 crostini out of each slice of prosciutto so it won't break the bank!
  1. Heat broiler.
  2. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Tear prosciutto slices into thirds.
  6. Spread 1/2 Tbsp of softened goat cheese on each crostini.
  7. Arrange prosciutto and sliced figs on top.
  8. Just before serving, lightly drizzle with honey and sprinkle salt over top.
  9. Serve at room temperature.

Notes

Yields: 12 servings

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 15 minutes

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Blog is the New Black July 21, 2011 at 4:00 am

Figs are so gorgeous! This sounds wonderful!

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2 Katrina July 21, 2011 at 5:26 am

This is such a neat recipe! Love this idea!

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3 Notyet100 July 21, 2011 at 5:30 am

This looks so so delicious

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4 Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) July 21, 2011 at 6:41 am

Our grocery stores will have a mango once in a while… So figs are out of the question. But I’m now determined to find them somewhere! This looks so tasty and amazing. Plus prosciutto? You have my heart!

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5 Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 21, 2011 at 6:52 am

Your photos are beautiful and that crostini sounds delicious!

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6 Christina @ This Woman Cooks! July 21, 2011 at 7:22 am

Your photos are beautiful. You’ve made me want to buy figs and prosciutto today!

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7 Krystal R July 21, 2011 at 8:38 am

This looks soooo gorgeous!! Now I have to make Cate’s fig & chevre foccacia sandwich and this crostini this weekend. I can’t wait to get figgy with it!! hehe

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8 Christi July 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

I have such a hard time finding figs too but this looks awesome. Toasted bread, goat cheese? This can’t be anything but delicious.

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9 Liz August 2, 2012 at 6:27 am

I make this as a panini at my cafe but use fig jam instead of figs since they are difficult to find and sometimes expensive when you do! My favorite jam I find at TJMaxx of all places. This is a huge hit though!

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10 foodiebride August 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I would totally order that :)

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11 Shannon July 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm

You should post more fig recipes/ideas so I can figure out what I’m going to do with the fig tree in my backyard :)

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12 The Slow Roasted Italian July 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Absolutely fantastic! My mouth is watering and I can barely type I am so excite to eat these. hehe

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13 Kim July 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm

You know how when you can’t have something, you want it even more? That’s how I am with figs. I’ve never tried one, and they’re never at any of the grocery stores around us. So, of course, it’s the one food that’s on my mind. This dish further solidifies my determination to find them!

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14 ErinsFoodFiles July 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm

I think you’re right, this does look like the perfect dinner!

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15 Joanne July 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm

I grew up with a fig tree (err..two) in our backyard so figs have always been a staple in my life! But we never mixed them with prosciutto or anything fancy, we always just ate them plain! this sounds like a fabulous way to enjoy them!

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16 Happy When Not Hungry July 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I love figs by themselves, but with prosciutto, goat cheese, and honey??? YUM!

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17 Jessica July 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm

This looks a-freaking-mazing! That drip of honey running down the side in the second photo?? I am in hardcore love.

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18 kankana July 21, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Guess what I never ate fresh figs .. but i love dried figs and it’s always there at home and i munch these everyday. I should try some fresh ones and make this delicious Crostini!

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19 kathleen @ the lushers July 22, 2011 at 11:37 am

I think that figs & prosciutto are a perfect combination too! My husband & I are pretty much obsessed with figs, prosciutto & blue cheese on a pizza topped with arugula. YUM! I have no doubt that your crostini would be amazing too!

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20 Evi July 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Last night I did the same thing- although I made them on a flatbread. I also had a glass of wine! =) Great minds think alike, right? I did add a little balsamic on there- yum yum!

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21 Jen @ BeantownBaker.com July 22, 2011 at 7:34 pm

This really sounds amazing!

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22 Molly @ Duchess of Fork July 25, 2011 at 10:41 am

This looks outrageously good. Figs are so good and ripe right now, too.

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23 ingashaven July 26, 2011 at 7:01 am

yumm… I love figs and prosciutto .. well and Camembert and prosciutto and melon and prosciutto !!! and and and :D haha

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24 Paula at Dishing The Divine July 26, 2011 at 10:39 am

this looks soooooo yummy! Never had fresh figs before. Must try. :)

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25 cara July 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I’m jealous, I haven’t had any fresh figs yet this year (well, at least in this country!) I can’t wait till they show up here, so I can eat them with plenty of goat cheese :)

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26 Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen July 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm

figs + proscuitto + goat cheese = total winning combination!!

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27 Punctuation Mark January 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm

what a great recipe to serve at dinner parties!

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