Saturday, December 17, 2011

chef #31: fig & goat cheese bruschetta

i saved this recipe several months ago and decided to test it out last week. these appetizers seem so fancy to me! perhaps it is because of the uncommon ingredient of fig or perhaps it is because they look dainty next to buffalo chicken dip and potato skins and other appetizers that i love. at any rate, these would be great for a holiday party or a wedding shower! i copied the recipe directly from

(when i made this i cut the recipe in half)
1 1/4 c dried figs, finely chopped
1/3 c sugar
1/3 c coarsely chopped orange sections
1 t grated orange rind
juice of 1 orange
1/2 t rosemary
1/4 t pepper
40 slices french bread baguette
1 1/4 c crumbled goat cheese (the kind i bought accidently had basil... it was good!)
5 t finely chopped walnuts

combine first 7 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to boil. cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until figs are tender. uncover and cook 5 minutes or until mixture thickens. remove from heat, cool.

arrange bread slices on a baking sheet. top each bread slice with 1.5 t fig mixture, then 1.5 t goat cheese. sprinkle with walnuts. broil 2 minutes or until nuts begin to brown. serve warm.


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