Looking for an elegant appetizer that’s easy to make? Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini will impress your guests every time! Creamy goat cheese is layered with fresh figs atop a crispy crostini toast!
I always grab up fresh figs whenever I see them in stock, especially during the fall fig season. Trader’s Joes always has a wonderful stock of them, FYI!
Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini
I love appetizers, but I especially love elegant appetizers that look just as amazing as they taste! Figs always elevate any dish and paired with creamy goat cheese, honey and chopped pecans? The taste is out of this world amazing. This is one of my favorite crostini appetizers!
Just 5 ingredients
If you want an appetizer made with just 5 ingredients (yes, please) then you’re in luck. An appetizer with a gorgeous presentation doesn’t have to be difficult. Let’s go over the ingredient tips and steps to make this fig and goat cheese appetizer…
Ingredient Tips & Notes
Crostini: I highly suggest making your own crostini for the best taste. You’ll only need a baguette of your choice (Fresh baguette is usually what I grab) and some extra virgin olive oil.
Figs: Star of the show, figs are typically in season in the very beginning of summer (late May) and then again in the fall (August through October). If you can’t find fresh figs, you can substitue with fig jam.
Goat Cheese: Often called by it’s French name, Chèvre, meaning goat, goat cheese comes in many different textures from crumbly to creamy. Made from goat’s milk, the cheese is slightly tangy and perfect for pairing with sweet figs in this recipe. As a substitute, I suggest using cream cheese.
Honey: The perfect touch of sweet on top of these goat cheese crostini, drizzle it right on top! Want a kick? Use hot honey in place of traditional honey.
Chopped Pecans: I love the crunch that pecans add to this appetizer. You can certainly opt to leave them off or swap them out for walnuts, pistachios, or almonds!
How to Make Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini
Below you’ll find the step-by-step photos of how to make this easy appetizer, but don’t miss the full, printable recipe card at the end of the post too!
- Carefully slice a baguette into 1/2″ to 1″ diagonal slices. Lay them flat on a baking sheet and brush the top with olive oil.
- Bake the baguette slices at 350° F. for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are golden and crispy and center is still slightly soft but toasted.
Spread with Goat Cheese
Spread your goat cheese on top of the warm crostini.
Top with Sliced Figs
Slice your ripe figs thinly and layer each crostini with 2 to 3 fig slices on top of the goat cheese.
Garnish Crostini with Honey and Pecans
- Drizzle crostini with honey.
- Sprinkle on chopped pecans.
- Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.
More Easy Appetizers
These goat cheese crostini would be delicious paired with a salmon cheese ball, blue cheese stuffed olives, pear appetizer with prosciutto and cucumber bites with cream cheese! They would make a tasty trio for any holiday party or cocktail party.
Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini
- 1 baguette
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 8 ounces goat cheese (or other creamy cheese )
- 4 ripe figs (thinly sliced)
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp chopped pecans (optional)
- thyme sprigs (for garnish)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Carefully slice a long, thin baguette on the diagonal into 1/2" slices. Lay each slice fat on a baking sheet.
- Bake baguette slices for 6 to 8 minutes, until golden brown and lightly toasted.
- Spread each crostini with goat cheese.
- Top goat cheese with thinly sliced fig.
- Drizzle each crostini with honey, sprinkle on chopped pecans and garnish with fresh herbs like thyme.
- Use hot honey instead of regular honey.
- Use fig jam instead of fresh figs.
- Use cream cheesy or other creamy herb cheese in place of goat cheese.