Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fig Gorgonzola Crostinis

These are a great little hors d' oeuvre for a party!
They are very easy to make and a lovely combination of the sweet fig, the salty gorgonzola, and the tangy balsamic.

*The spreads taste best when prepared the night before and refrigerated overnight*

1 Baguette
2 cups Dried or Fresh Figs
1 cup Walnuts
1 cup Crumbled Gorgonzola
1 package Cream Cheese
4-6 TBS Balsamic Vinegar
1tsp Salt


In a food processor puree the gorgonzola and the cream cheese until smooth. Place in a container and refrigerate overnight.

If using dried figs, let them sit immersed in a bowl of warm water for 6-12 hours or overnight if possible to rehydrate.
Puree the figs, walnuts, salt and balsamic in the food processor until smooth. Refrigerate overnight.

To Serve:
Slice the baguette on an angle and toast slightly under the broiler.
Spread with Gorgonzola mixture.
Top with a spoonful of the fig-balsamic mixture.
Drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar or a balsamic reduction.
Chiffonade the basil and garnish the crostinis.

Photography courtesy of Maryangelo.


  1. These look delicious! I love figs and they are here so briefly that it's great to find creative ways to use them! xo

  2. oh yum!! I love fig and all of this goodness together sounds divine!