Fig & Goat Cheese Cristoni

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During the warm summer months I find it more difficult to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  Meals are often quick and light.  Lately Erik and I have enjoyed a couple small bite dishes with a glass of wine.  It’s been the perfect way to end the day.

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The simplicity of this recipe really allows the fig to take center stage.  I also found that lightly roasting the figs brought out their flavor more and made them pretty much melt in the mouth.

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Fig and Goat Cheese Cristoni:

  • 1 baguette, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh figs, sliced into strips, about 3 per fig*
  • 8 oz organic high quality goat cheese
  • Good quality balsamic vinegar for drizzling
  1. Heat oven to 425.  Brush bread slices with olive oil.  Toast bread for a few minutes on each side, until crispy on edges but still slightly soft in center.
  2. Remove bread and place fig slices on baking sheet.  Roast for about 5-7 minutes.
  3. While roasting figs, spread goat cheese on warm bread slices.
  4. Remove figs, allow to cool for a couple of minutes then place on top of bread.  Drizzle with balsamic.  Serve and enjoy!

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*amount of figs depends on how many bread pieces you prepare.  I used about 1 fig per 2 slices.

**This is not really something that you can save for later.  Serve right away and don’t plan on having leftovers

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