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Goat-Cheese Crostini with Fig Compote

These canapes are a festive addition to holiday gatherings that call for great friends, elegant bites, and jolly cocktails.

  • prep: 40 mins
    total time: 40 mins
  • yield: Makes 24

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Ingredients

  • 1 small baguette (8 ounces), cut on the diagonal into 24 slices
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried Mission figs
  • 1/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • Coarse salt
  • 5 ounces goat cheese (1 small log)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat broiler. Brush both sides of baguette slices with oil; place on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil until golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side; set toasts aside.

  2. Step 2

    In a small saucepan, combine figs, sugar, wine, thyme, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, and cook until thickened, 7 to 9 minutes. Let compote cool to room temperature.

  3. Step 3

    Dividing evenly, spread each toast with goat cheese, and top with compote. Garnish with thyme, if desired.

Source
Everyday Food, December 2007

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Reviews (4)

  • 1leanchef 13 Dec, 2013

    I tripled this recipe as I am making it for an event I am catering. Too much wine and didn't reduce enough. I took out figs after cooking for over 20 minutes and blended in food processor and added about half the wine back in. I added additional chopped figs to make it easier to spoon onto crostini. I also added fresh herbs and a bit of honey to goat cheese. Have had to tweak all the recipes on here

  • ingrahli 28 Dec, 2007

    LexiC - Thanks so much for posting the link for the amount of red wine! I made this on Christmas Day to serve with drinks and everyone loved it. A quick and easy recipe that I will definitely make again.

  • LexiC 21 Dec, 2007

    I found this recipe on another website:
    http://0-www.msnbc.msn.com.millennium.unicatt.it/id/22312151/
    It calls for 1 cup of dry red wine. Hope that helps!

  • ingrahli 19 Dec, 2007

    In step 2 of the directions it mentions adding wine, but the amount of wine is not listed among the ingredients. Could you update the recipe? Thanks