Fig & Brie Crostini

Fig & Brie Crostini

Pairs well with: Edna Valley Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

Ingredients

  • Serving Size: Makes about 30
  • 1 full baguette, sliced into ¼-inch thick rounds
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 8-ounce jar fig preserves (specialty food and wine stores carry this)
  • 1 15-ounce brie cheese wheel, sliced into ½ ounce (1/4-inch thick) slices
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 15 dried whole figs, halved (garnish, optional)

Preparation

1. Place oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put olive oil into small mixing bowl. Use a basting brush to brush oil onto both sides of each baguette slice. Place slices evenly apart on baking sheet.

3. Bake for 3 minutes (until lightly golden) then flip slices over using tongs. Repeat for another 3 minutes.

4. Place 1 slice of brie on each baguette slice and return to oven for 1-2 minutes to partially melt the cheese. Remove from oven.

5. Top crostini with a dab of fig preserves a few almond slivers and half a dried fig. Arrange crostini on serving plate and enjoy around the tree with Edna Valley Cabernet Sauvignon!