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why you’ll love this recipe
- Fig Crostini takes 10 minutes to make!
- This delicious appetizer will impress your friends and family.
- Perfect for snacking or entertaining.
- This crostini is a combination of toasted sourdough baguette that is topped with creamy brie cheese, fresh juicy figs, a touch of pistachios, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
- It’s the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and crispy, all in one bite.
- If you don’t like brie cheese, use goat cheese or whipped feta instead!
- Check out my apple and brie crostini for another great appetizer!
ingredients and Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Fig Crostini. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
I personally love using a sourdough baguette, but feel free to use a french baguette instead.
Brie cheese has a mild, buttery and creamy taste which is what makes it so versatile. However, you can also use goat cheese, whipped feta or even whipped ricotta.
Pick fresh and ripe figs for the best results! These will be slightly tender to the touch.
Pistachios add the perfect salty flavor that balances great with the juicy figs. You can leave them out if you want!
The finishing touch on this crostini is a drizzle of balsamic glaze that is both tangy and sweet.
how to make
ONE: Start by slicing the baguette into thin slices and placing them on a baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper.
TWO: Next, spread a thick layer of brie cheese onto each slice and bake at 350F for 5-6 minutes.
THREE: Remove from the oven and place a slice of fig on top, sprinkle with pistachios and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve immediately.
Tips and tricks
The thinner the slice, the crispier your crostini will be.
Select figs that are plump and slightly render, with smooth skin (no cracks).
Ripe figs are best stored in the fridge to preserve their lifetime.
How to serve and store
Serve Fig Crostini and Brie Cheese as an appetizer with a glass of white wine or your favorite cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage like this Blackberry Mocktail.
Crostini is best served and enjoyed immediately. Leftovers will unfortunately be really hard and too crunchy to enjoy.
Taste and Texture
This recipe has a very similar taste to a cheese danish but much crunchier.
The baguette is crunchy and crispy, while having a perfect balance of sweet and salty from the brie cheese and fresh, ripe fig.
frequently asked questions
Yes totally! I’d recommend goat cheese, whipped feta or even whipped ricotta.
Crostini is best served and enjoyed immediately, the longer it sits out the crispier and baguette will be on the edges and the soggier it will be in the center. Luckily this recipe only takes 10 minutes to make from start to finish.
Yes totally! However the flavor will slightly differ.
Yes! Same temperature but you only need to air fry for about 3-4 minutes!