Easy and impressive appetizer! Make the fig spread the night before to save yourself the prep time on the day of an event.

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Recipe Summary

cook:
35 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Fig Spread:
Crostini:

Directions

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  • Combine figs, vinegar, brown sugar, onion, ginger, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cloves, and cinnamon in a saucepan; simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until fig spread is reduced, about 30 minutes. Transfer fig spread to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

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  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet. Lightly spray both sides of each bread slice with olive oil cooking spray.

  • Bake bread slices under the broiler until toasted, about 2 minutes per side. Remove bread from oven and cool slightly, keeping broiler on.

  • Blend fig spread in a blender or food processor until pureed. Spread about 1 teaspoon fig spread onto each toasted bread slice; top with Brie cheese and apple pieces. Sprinkle each crostini with oregano.

  • Broil crostini in the preheated oven until Brie cheese is melted and browned, 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 28.4g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 18.9mg; sodium 246.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2015
I really liked these. I cheated and used a store bought fig jam (in cheese section). I can't get figs here most of the time. If you go this route spread the jam thinly it is sweet and can be overpowering. They were quick and tasty. Watch them though they are easy to burn as with anything under the broiler. Also I did not use the oregano. It just didn't seem right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2015
I really liked these. I cheated and used a store bought fig jam (in cheese section). I can't get figs here most of the time. If you go this route spread the jam thinly it is sweet and can be overpowering. They were quick and tasty. Watch them though they are easy to burn as with anything under the broiler. Also I did not use the oregano. It just didn't seem right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2013
I served this tonight for company and it was a hit! One thought there was too much cinnamon/cloves but the others wanted the recipe for sure. I followed the directions as written using both mission and calimyrna figs. I used Jazz apples rather than Granny Smith. Be sure to not over bake the plain bread before adding the other ingredients and I thought it was good to have the brie at room temp. Excellent appetizer! Thanks for making me look like a real pro ShannonMcK! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2016
I made this for my annual New Year's Day open house and it was a hit! My "regulars" to the party said it needs to be on the menu every year so I'm making it again this year. I'm always in a hurry for party prep so I took a short cut and used Dalmatia Fig Spread instead of making the fig jam from scratch. It tasted awesome and saved me that step. This is a staple for my entertaining from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2014
This was great and simple to make. I made it Christmas Eve and it was a hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2020
This was so yummy. I could eat that fig spread on almost anything! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2016
These were absolutely delicious. Made them exactly as the recipe says and they were very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2015
Nice recipe. May be a little too sweet with both the brown sugar and the figs. I may try reducing the brown sugar next time. All in all this was a great starter for dinner. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2016
Holy moly these are delicious! I made these for breakfast and my husband and I loved them! The only thing I didn't do is puree the spread; I don't think it needed it. The flavors meld so nicely. Yum! It's a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2020
We loved this. Had to use fig preserves - no fresh figs anywhere near - I checked. This was easy and SO delicious. Could easily be desert as well as a starter. I cut the recipe into thirds - there are two of us. Perfect for a drink - Sauvignon Blanc - chilled. We will have this often. Would be great for a party, should we ever get to the point of having some again! Thanks for a great recipe Read More
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