Fig and Cheese Toasts

A touch fancy, these toasts topped with Havarti and figs are not your everyday appetizer, but they have everyday ease—made in 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

24
slices (1/2 inch thick) baguette French bread (about 8 oz)
3
tablespoons olive oil
8
oz Havarti cheese, cut into 24 slices
6
dried figs, cut lengthwise into quarters
3
tablespoons honey
1/4
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. On ungreased large cookie sheet, place bread slices; brush tops lightly with oil.
  • 2 Bake 5 to 6 minutes or until bread is just starting to turn golden brown. Turn slices over; top each with 1 cheese slice. Bake 2 to 3 minutes longer or just until cheese starts to melt.
  • 3 Place fig quarter, seed side up, on top of each cheese-topped toast. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with pepper. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

If you buy honey in a squeeze bottle, it works great for this recipe. Or, if you have honey in a jar and it seems too thick to drizzle, heat it for a few seconds in the microwave first. Don’t heat it too long, or it will become runny.

Mission figs, also known as Black Mission figs, are purple-black in color and are a good choice for this recipe since they have very small seeds.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
135mg
135%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.