Fig, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Crostini

I’ve been breezing through my 30-by-30 requirement of preparing three new ingredients at home. Not only did I just try kale, I recently picked up some fresh figs. I’ve had fig sauces and glazes on meals out in restaurants but definitely had never even seen a fresh fig in person.

I had seen this appetizer in my Google Reader and immediately thought of it for a picnic dinner I was planning with Hubby. Anything with goat cheese or caramelized onions is good in my book. Put them both into one bite of something and I’m in heaven.

While the fig flavor didn’t dominate these little bites, you could still taste it. It was a great compliment to the caramelized onions and goat cheese. I highly recommend making this the next time you need an easy appetizer that looks and tastes quite impressive. Everything can be made ahead of time and then assembled just prior to serving.

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Fig, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Crostini

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

baguette, sliced and toasted
2 onions worth of caramelized onions
12 fresh figs
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of honey
1/3 cup water
Goat's cheese
Pepper, to taste

Directions:

Cut figs in half and scoop out the seeds and pulp with a spoon. In a small saucepan, add the fig seeds and pulp, balsamic vinegar, honey, 1/3 cup water, and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes until thickened.

Spread fresh goat's cheese on toasts and top with freshly cracked black pepper. Spoon balsamic fig reduction over the goat cheese and top with caramelized onions. Add a little slice of fig to the top for presentation.

Recipe adapted from Lardon My French

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5 Responses to “Pina-Colada cupcakes (with recipe)”

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    Annie — June 16, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Yay! I am so thrilled that someone else made them and enjoyed them. Glad they were a hit 🙂

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    giz — June 16, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    They do sound pretty good… you’re tempting me.

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    Johnna Knows Good Food: Yum Yum, Gimme Some! — June 19, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    I love pina colada, what a great concept;-)

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    Johnna Knows Good Food: Yum Yum, Gimme Some! — June 19, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    I love pina colada, what a great concept;-)

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    Ashley — January 22, 2010 at 2:53 am

    I, too, am a big fan of pina coladas, alcholic or not. I drank a lot of virgin ones when I was pregnant with my son. I am trying these right now. I can’t wait to see how they turn out. I will be posting either way on my blog. Thanks for the great recipe!!

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