This is a simple and delicious appetizer. I love the combination of all the textures. The figs have a sort of snap to them.
Recipe from Gourmet
- 12 slices of baguette
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 6 dried figs
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tablespoons pistachios, toasted and shelled
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Robiola cheese (I use the spreadable goat cheese from Trader Joe's)
Combine red wine vinegar, sugar, water, and figs in a saucepan; bring to a simmer.
Remove from heat and let sit until figs soften, about 30 minutes.
Halve figs lengthwise.
Finely crush pistachios and combine with olive oil.
Toast baguette slices.
Smear goat cheese onto warm toasts. Top with halved figs. Drizzle with pistachio oil.