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Brie, Bacon, & Fig Crostini Spells Love

February 12, 2013

by Emily

brie bacon + fig crostini

With Valentines Day coming up this Thursday and a fresh bottle of Creme de Cassis on hand, I decided it was time to host a girly gathering at my apartment this past Sunday. After a twelve-inch dusting of snow on Friday night, I was happy to do some red and pink decorating, cookie baking, and light bite assembly to get everyone out of the house for a little celebration. Apart from Kir Royales, the biggest hit of the day was this fab new crostini. The consensus? pairing fig with brie and bacon spells out nothing but love.

Brie, Bacon, & Fig Crostini
inspired by Pinterest

8-10 ounces dried figs (I prefer Turkish Smyrna), stemmed and cut into quarters
1/3 cup water
1 baguette, sliced thin
olive oil
1 wheel brie (I found one that was unripened, without the rind), sliced into bit-sized pieces
or you can also use a block of blue cheese or gorgonzola
1 package of uncured bacon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add figs and simmer until water has mostly evaporated and figs are soft. Let cool slightly then transfer to a food processor. Pulse until figs for a smooth spread.

Meanwhile, cook bacon on medium to high heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Place baguette slices on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and toast in oven until crisp, about 8-10 minutes.

Arrange crostini slices on serving tray. Spread each on with fig spread, add cheese, and a quarter strip of bacon to each.

Serve and enjoy!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 19, 2013 6:38 pm

    My mouth is watering! I miss your get togethers!!

    • February 19, 2013 6:45 pm

      I miss having them! When I come to Houston next, I’ll pack my S&L napkins and we can have a par-tay!

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