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Fig and blue cheese crostini with balsamic-honey drizzle

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
16
Difficulty
Easy
Fresh figs pair perfectly with blue cheese and walnuts in this elegant, easy appetizer.

Ingredients

Olive oil cooking spray

3 spray(s)

French baguette bread

4 oz, cut into 16 slices

Balsamic vinegar

6 tbsp(s)

Honey

1½ tbsp(s)

Blue cheese

16 tsp(s), crumbled (5 Tbsp plus 1 tsp)

Arugula

1 cup(s), lightly packed (32 baby leaves)

Fresh fig(s)

4 medium, quartered

Chopped walnuts

2 tbsp(s), toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place bread on prepared cookie sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray; bake until lightly browned and crisp, about 10 to 13 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, put vinegar in a large nonstick skillet; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens slightly and reduces to about 2 1/4 Tbsp, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in honey.
  4. To assemble crostini, spread each piece toast with 1 tsp blue cheese; top with 2 arugula leaves and a fig quarter. Drizzle with balsamic-honey mixture; sprinkle each with 1/2 tsp walnuts.
  5. Serving size: 1 crostini per serving.

Notes

Not a blue cheese fan? Goat cheese can also be used. Add a bit of chopped fresh thyme leaves to the balsamic-honey mixture if desired. Make ahead tips: The crostini can be made 2 days ahead and stored in an air-tight container. The balsamic-honey mixture can be made several hours ahead.