Fig Bruschetta with Cambozola and Sage Honey- a simple delicious appetizer highlighting fresh figs that comes together in minutes, perfect for fall gatherings and special events.
Here’s a simple fall appetizer, perfect for potlucks, gatherings and speical dinners that was always was a huge hit in our catering business -Fig Bruschetta with Cambozola and Sage Honey.
Figs are something we don’t have growing here where I live in the Pacific Northwest- but I have such a deep fondness for them from growing up in Southern California, I always make a point of picking some up when they show up.
As some of you know- we’re spending the winter in Santa Barbara this year and to my amazement, I stumbled on some figs at the local farmers market here. Many of you won’t find them this time of year, especially if you live in the north, but tuck this away for sometime later when they do make an appearance.
Fig Bruschetta- it’s a simple recipe but the flavors work well together. The salty, creamy cambozola is the perfect partner for the figs, and the infused honey just brings it all together.Print
Fig Bruschetta with Cambozola Cheese and sage honey– a simple appetizer highlighting fresh figs that can be served warm or room temperature.
- 1 baguette, sliced
- olive oil for brushing (or use spray olive oil)
- 12 figs, halved
- 12 ounces cambazola cheese ( or sub double cream gorganzola)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4 tablespoons water
- 6–8 fresh sage leaves ( or sub 3 rosemary sprigs or thyme sprigs)
Balsamic Glaze for drizzling.
Preaheat oven to 400.
Make the Sage honey: Place all ingredients into a small pot. Heat over low heat, stirring, until hot, turn heat off. You could do this ahead for maximum sage flavor ( Just leave on your counter, remove sage before using.)
Make the Bruschetta: Slice baguette into 1/3 inch thick slices. Place on a sheet pan and light brush or spray both sides with olive oil. You should have about 24 slices. Sprinkle with salt. Bake until crisp, golden and fragrant, about 20 mintues.
Assemble: Slice the cambazola into thin slices, including the skin, and place a small slice ( 1 inch by 2 inches) on each bruschetta. Top with half a fig. Drizzle with the sage honey and sprinkle with cracked pepper and salt.
Place on a platter and serve at room temp, or place it back into the warm oven to melt the cheese a bit, ( 10-15 mintues) then platter and serve warm.
Drizzle with a balsamic glaze if you like.
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