Goat Cheese Crostini with Fig Appetizer

LAST UPDATED: Apr 08, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Aug 07, 2013 | By: Julie Blanner

This Goat Cheese Crostini Appetizer is made with fig butter and is an easy finger food that’s perfect to serve to a crowd. Made with just a handful of ingredients this simple recipe is always a hit. They are great to make for fall parties and Thanksgiving and come together quickly.

fig goat cheese & caramelized onion crostini on a white plate with text overlay

Crostini’s are one of the bite sized appetizers that I cannot stop popping once I start. I like to adapt mine seasonally, often using what I already have on hand. These are so full of flavor but so easy to make. You are going to love this canapé recipe!

To Make Goat Cheese Crostini with Fig, You Will Need:

  • Baguette: Cut into thin slices
  • Olive oil
  • Fig butter
  • Goats cheese: Get a good quality and flavorful goats cheese
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Goat Cheese Crostini with Fig

I love eating crostini alone, but they’re even more incredible when topped with some amazing spreads, cheeses and more!

I keep Caramelized Onions on hand in fall because they’re perfect for topping crostini, adding to sandwiches and dips, but you can make them with the recipe below.

  1. To make crostini, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice a baguette thin, placing pieces on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and bake 6 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan over medium low, add a tablespoon olive oil and thinly sliced onion. Sauté 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and allow to caramelize another 10 minutes.
  3. Spread fig butter on crostini, top with onion, crumble fresh goat cheese, and a dash of salt and pepper.

Goats cheese crostini appetizers served on a white plate

What Fruit Goes Best with Goats Cheese?

Fig is the perfect accompaniment for goats cheese during fall, it’s sweet without not being too much and it works so well with the rich and creamy cheese. Goats cheese works with so many fruits and you can easily adapt this recipe depending what is in season. Other fruits that work well are:

  • Apricots
  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Cranberries
  • Strawberries

Can You Make These Canapés Ahead of Time?

These are are great option for entertaining, as you can make the elements ahead of time. You can make the crostini and store them in an air tight container in a cupboard and they will be good for several days. You can also caramelize the onions days ahead of time and store them in a sterilized jar in the fridge.

Goat Cheese Crostini with Fig is the Perfect Finger Food

Crostini are a classic party food for good reason! Like this recipe, the toppings are often rich and full of flavor, and they are so easy for guests to eat with their fingers. They don’t need to be eaten straight away, so you can leave them out for guests to help themselves, leaving more time for you to mingle.

Close up of the crostini appetizer

Tip

  • Don’t build the crostini in advance or the crostini can become soggy.

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Goat Cheese Crostini with Fig Appetizer

Julie Blanner
This Goat Cheese Crostini Appetizer is made with fig butter and is an easy finger food that's perfect to serve to a crowd. Made with just a handful of ingredients this simple recipe is always a hit.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 26 mins
Total Time 36 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 129 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 baguette thinly sliced
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fig butter
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • To make crostinis, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice a baguette thin, placing pieces on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and bake 6 minutes.
  • In a saucepan over medium low, add a tablespoon olive oil and thinly sliced onion. Sauté 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and allow to caramelize another 10 minutes.
  • Spread fig butter on crostinis, top with onion, crumble fresh goat cheese, and a dash of salt and pepper.

Notes

  • Don't build the crostini in advance or the crostini can become soggy.

Nutrition

Calories:129kcalCarbohydrates:11gProtein:4gFat:8gSaturated Fat:4gCholesterol:15mgSodium:197mgPotassium:36mgFiber:1gSugar:1gVitamin A:216IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:33mgIron:1mg
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