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Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini

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!

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini

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

  • Crostini
  • Figs
  • Goat Cheese
  • Honey
  • Chopped Pecans

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…

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey and Chopped Pecans

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!

Goat Cheese Crostini with Sliced Figs

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!

Make Crostini

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Crostini with Goat Cheese

Spread with Goat Cheese

Spread your goat cheese on top of the warm crostini.

Sliced figs on goat cheese crostini toasts

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.

Fit and Goat Cheese Crostini

Garnish Crostini with Honey and Pecans

  1. Drizzle crostini with honey.
  2. Sprinkle on chopped pecans.
  3. Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.

More Easy Appetizers

These goat cheese crostini would be delicious paired with a salmon cheese ball and blue cheese stuffed olives! They would make a tasty trio for any holiday party or cocktail party.

I hope you’ll give these crostini a try! If you love fig recipes, don’t miss my baked brie with fig jam and my stuffed figs!

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini

Author: Courtney
Creamy goat cheese layered with fresh fig slices on crispy crostini for a simple and elegant appetizer. With just 5 ingredients, you'll have a delicious crostini appetizer for holiday parties and beyond!
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Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 329 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Substitution Ideas: 
  • 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. 
Keyword crostini, fig and goat cheese crostini
Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 12gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 397mgPotassium: 158mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 440IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 2mg
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