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Crostini with Figs and Nuts

No recipe image available.Chopped figs, toasted nuts and cream cheese are combined to make a tasty topping for thin slices of toasted bread.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package California dried figs
3/4 cup nuts, very coarsely chopped
1 (12-ounce) carton soft cream cheese
1 baguette

Cooking Directions:

  1. Snip stems from figs and cut figs into small pieces.
  2. Toast nuts in 300°F (150°C) oven for 5 to 6 minutes, just until fragrant but not browned.
  3. Combine figs, nuts and cheese in food processor or mixer and process just until blended.
  4. Heat baguette to freshen. Cut crosswise into small slices. Spread each slice with fig mixture.
  5. Garnish with small edible flowers or petals. Store in refrigerator. Serve at room temperature.

Makes 2 cups spread.

Recipe provided courtesy of the California Fig Advisory Board.