Fig, Caramelized Onion & Gorgonzola Crostini

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Cheryl DeQuattro

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@CherDe

A friend gave me this recipe about 10 years ago. I tweaked it a little. It's always a hit when I make it for special occasions and parties. I always double and sometimes triple the recipe depending on how many guests. Also, I make the fig jam ahead of time and sometimes caramelize the onions the day before. That's a real time saver.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • JAM

  • 1 c
    black mission figs
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 c
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    maple syrup
  • 1 dash(es)
    salt
  • ONIONS

  • 2 c
    sliced onions
  • 1 tsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • REMAINING INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 c
    (4 ounces) gorgonzola cheese. feta or any other soft pungent cheese can be substituded
  • 24 lb
    diagonally cut french or ciabatta bread, toasted
  • 1 tsp
    chopped fresh parsley

How to Make Fig, Caramelized Onion & Gorgonzola Crostini

Step-by-Step

  1. To make jam, remove stems from figs and put in food processor along with the lemon juice and coarsely chop. Put the fig mixture, 2 cups of water, syrup and salt in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until thick. This can be done ahead of time or the day before. Cool completely.
  2. Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, Add onions, vinegar, thyme and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove cover and cook 25 minutes more or until onions are golden brown stirring occasionally. While onions cook, add 1/2 cup of water a little at a time as needed to keep onions from sticking to the pan.
  3. Spread 1 teaspoon of Gorgonzola over each slice of toasted bread. Top each with 1 teaspoon of caramelized onions and 1 teaspoon of fig jam.
  4. Sprinkle each with the chopped parsley. Can be placed in a warm oven till ready to serve.

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About Fig, Caramelized Onion & Gorgonzola Crostini

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers Spreads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Heirloom



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