A touch fancy, these toasts topped with Havarti and figs are not your everyday appetizer, but they have everyday ease—made in 20 minutes.
slices (1/2 inch thick) baguette French bread (about 8 oz)
tablespoons olive oil
oz Havarti cheese, cut into 24 slices
dried figs, cut lengthwise into quarters
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
Heat oven to 425°F. On ungreased large cookie sheet, place bread slices; brush tops lightly with oil.
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.
Place fig quarter, seed side up, on top of each cheese-topped toast. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with pepper. Serve immediately.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 2 1/2g,
- 2 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.