This Goat Cheese & Fig Jam Crostini is one of my FAVORITE crostini recipes ever. The fact that it's just 4 INGREDIENTS blows my mind. The tangy and creamy goat cheese pairs incredibly well with the sweet fig jam and onions. It's the perfect crunchy, creamy, sweet, savory flavor-packed bite! They make a tasty appetizer for your next get-together or cocktail party.
Peel and slice onion as thinly as you can. Use a mandolin slicer if you have.
Add about 3 tablespoons of olive oil to a pan set over medium-low heat and toss in your sliced onion. Toss to coat. If the pan looks dry, add another tablespoon of oil. Stir your onions every 10 minutes or so for 20-30minutes.The longest part of this recipe revolves around our onions. We need to slowly simmer them in order to caramelize them properly. This will help to release the sugars in the onion making them much sweeter! Don't rush this by turning up the heat or your onion will burn.
While your onions are caramelizing, we can prepare our crostini. Slice the baguette into ¼" slices. Brush olive oil lightly over each slice and bake in the oven at 450°F for about 8 minutes or unti golden brown and crispy.
Once your onions are cooled and crostini is ready, it's time to assemble!
Spread goat cheese evenly over each crostini followed by some of the caramelized onions and finally, a dollop of fig jam. Garnish with thyme leaves if desired. *Serve within 2 hours to optimal crunchiness.
Yield: 12 crostini
The yield will vary depending upon the size of your crostini.
The crostini will stay crispy for about an hour or so.