These Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey are one of my favorite simple summer appetizers. Using fresh figs, goat cheese, honey and pepper, these are an easy but elegant starter or snack.
I am so excited to share this recipe with you today! This Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey is one of my favorite things to make when the fleeting fig season hits. You may remember I made something similar last winter, my Fig, Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Bruschetta, which is a great alternative when figs aren’t in season. I have learned over the years that when I see figs in the store, I buy them. It doesn’t matter what I was planning on making for dinner, I buy the figs and I use them ASAP. Because I have learned that if you pass figs up when you see them, you might completely miss the chance to get your hands on fresh figs until the next year. In fact that happened to me last year! And I vowed, Never Again.
I started making this easy appetizer a few years ago, and there have been more than a few nights where a tray of this Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey was dinner – along with some crisp, cold wine, of course. These are so easy to make, but also seem special and elegant. There is something about figs that just make everything seem fancy. I was so inspired while I was photographing this recipe, I could not stop taking pictures of them! You may have noticed that if you follow me on instagram or snapchat. But figs are just so beautiful, and I think there is something about them being so hard to find that makes them especially alluring.
To make these Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey, you only need a few ingredients. I added pepper to these to give them a little kick. It might seem weird, but it is just a sprinkle, so they aren’t really spicy, it just adds a little something extra. Try it, you might be surprised! A good french baguette, creamy goat cheese, fresh figs, of course, and a drizzle of sweet honey. Pop them under the broiler for a few minutes, and you have an elegant summer appetizer that everyone will love! Or you can just eat them all yourself, I won’t judge.
I was so inspired while doing this photo shoot that I took a million photos. I tried to whittle them down, but I couldn’t just eliminate all of them! So if you aren’t into the photos, just scroll down to the recipe and get figgy. Otherwise, here are some of my favorite photos.
Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey are an easy and elegant appetizer featuring fresh figs!
Now please excuse me, I will be eating these Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey and drinking Rosé for the rest of the summer.
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Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey
- 1/2 French baguette sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 ounces soft goat cheese chevre
- 1 pint fresh figs sliced
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Brush the bread slices with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Place in the oven under the broiler for about 5 minutes, or until just starting to toast. Remove from oven.
- Spread goat cheese on toasts. Top each with a few slices of figs, then drizzle with honey. Season lightly with fresh cracked pepper (one or two turns of the grinder, not too much).
- Place back under the broiler for 2 or 3 minutes, until honey is just starting to bubble and edges of bread are browning. Remove from oven and serve right away.
I’ve been eagerly waiting the arrival of figs. They’re so beautiful that I always want to save them for something special, but so delicious I want to eat them straight. This sounds like an excellent compromise.
I love the sound of adding pepper to these. A restaurant I used to work at had a pepper infused honey, and I wish I had some on me now for these.
Oooh, pepper infused honey!?! That is interesting, I need to try that! Thanks Allyson!
Liz @ Ready to Yumble says
I don’t blame you for taking a million photos – they are all gorgeous and I could stare at them all day! Like, if you made these into a coffee table book, I would buy that. And then I’d be hungry all the time but also happy.
Hahaha, ahh, thank you Liz!
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says
I absolutely LOVE figs and I would say I probably get them fresh around here once a year! So when I see them, I snap them up ASAP. I do a similar kind of them and add prosciutto. I could totally make a meal out of them! I just love your photos, Meghan! Great job (as usual 🙂 ). Have a great weekend, girly!
Yasss, adding prosciutto is a gret plan. Thank you so much friend!
yay! when you posted the figs on Instagram, I was excited to see what you were gonna make. Can i get figgy AND look at your photos. These are beautiful shots, I’m glad you included them!
Goat cheese and figs should just get married already, ya know?
Thank you so much Annie!