Brie, Fig & Walnut Crostini are simple, quick, and delicious! Sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy-crispy all in one bite! So absolutely perfect for all the holiday gatherings or just enjoy with the family one evening with a glass of vino while supper is cooking.
After all, what's not to love about figs and brie cheese. So good together! But add walnuts and they are even better.
I really wanted to make a crostini that is super simple to put together just with a few turns of the food processor. We can all do with more of this sort of cooking during the holidays with all the potlucks and family gatherings we have to prep for.
I've also chosen not to melt the cheese but rather serve the fig on warm good good quality bread but by all means if you want to pop these in the oven to get the cheese a little melty, I say go for it!
Happy Holidays one and all!
Fig, Brie & Walnut Crostini
1 jar of fig preserves (good quality like Bonne Maman)
1/3 cup-full walnut halves
12-14 slices baguette cut into 1/4 “ thick slices
15 oz. wheel of Brie cheese
olive oil for basting on bread
Preserves & walnut: Place the figs preserves and walnuts in the food processor and pulse a few times until chunky (not a fine paste)
Brie: Slice the brie into 1/4" thick slices.
Preheat oven to 400 deg. F. with rack on upper middle position. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Place baguette slices in a single layer on baking sheet.
In a small bowl, measure out some olive oil. Use a pastry brush to brush butter mixture evenly on both sides each baguette slice.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until slices become crispy. If needed, flip crostini over to allow crisping on the bottom side for a few minutes.
Place a slice of brie over each crostini. Top each crostini with a generous dollop of fig and walnut mixture. If desired, you can warm the brie on crostini slices a bit in the oven to get it a little melty before adding the fig and walnut topping.