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(sauteed) fig and goat cheese appetizer

Recipe by
Vallèe du Willamette, OR

From I replaced dried figs this time with fig butter. Quality ingredients, please!

yield 16 crostini
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For (sauteed) fig and goat cheese appetizer

  • 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/4 cup
    thinly sliced shallots (which replaced red onion)
  • 5-6 Tbsp
    fig jam, approximately (which replaced whole dried figs)
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark balsamic vinegar
  • 4 oz
    goat cheese or soft brie
  • 16
    crostini, crackers, thin slices of baguette or similar
  • arugula or mixed greens
  • fresh rosemary, parsley, basil (for garnish, if desired)

How To Make (sauteed) fig and goat cheese appetizer

  • 1
    Combine olive oil and shallots or red onion in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sauté until onions are coated and softening. If using dried whole figs, cut into 1/4" sliced and add them and the balsamic vinegar to the pan. Sauté 2–5 minutes until figs soften and are nicely coated. Remove from heat.
  • 2
    Spread cheese on crostini or crackers to lightly cover and evenly distribute. Top with one or two small pieces arugula or mixed greens. Top with fig/onion mixture or fig jam then the sauteed shallots (and a garnish of fresh herbs).

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