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Fig and goat cheese crostini with balsamic on a wood cutting board on a cream, textured surface.

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini Two Ways

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  • Author: Sabrina Russo
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 24 crostini (12 servings) 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini are simple, elegant and perfect for a dinner party appetizer or light lunch.


  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 loaf baguette bread (about 10oz), sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5oz fresh goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 dozen ripe figs, de-stemmed, halved (peel, if desired)
  • Good quality, aged balsamic vinegar and/or honey
  • Salt, as needed


  1. Toast walnuts: Preheat oven to 350F. Place walnuts on sheet tray. Bake 8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Roughly chop.
  2. Cook Crostini: Increase oven to 375F. Place sliced bread on a sheet tray. Brush with olive oil. Bake on the center rack of the oven until crisp all the way through and golden brown, 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. Make whipped goat cheese: Combine goat cheese, heavy cream and a pinch of salt in the bowl of your standing mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on high speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. You can also use a bowl with hand beaters.
  4. Serve: To assemble, spread crostini with a 1/2 tablespoon of whipped goat cheese, place a half of a fig cut side up, sprinkle a small pinch of salt, drizzle over balsamic or honey, and sprinkle over nuts. Enjoy.


  • You can bake the crostini and whip the goat cheese the day before serving. Wait until last minute before assembly.
  • Try different combinations, such as creamy gorgonzola, walnut, balsamic; taleggio, almonds, wildflower honey; ricotta, hazelnut, acacia honey; robiola, pistachios, orange blossom honey (I might like on of these even better!)
  • Store any leftover crostini (meaning the crunchy bread without the topping) in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • Store any leftover whipped goat cheese in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American, Italian


  • Serving Size: 2 crostini
  • Calories: 193
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg