Crostini with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions and Fig Jam

Crostini with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions & Fig Jam

Yield: 24 crostini Prep Time: 40 minutes (much of that is cook-time)

I made these for a Christmas cocktail party and they were delicious. I melted the jam a bit in the microwave so it was more of a drizzle consistency.


2 cups thinly sliced yellow onion
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water (optional)

1/2 cup (4 ounces) Gorgonzola cheese, at room temperature
24 (1-inch-thick) slices diagonally cut French bread baguette, toasted (about 12 ounces)
1/3 cup fig jam, heated a little bit in the microwave to soften it up
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves


1. Caramelize the onions: Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add onion, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover and cook 20 minutes or until onion is deep golden brown, stirring occasionally. While onion cooks, add 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup at a time, to keep onion from sticking to pan.

3. Assemble the Crostini: Spread 1 teaspoon cheese over each baguette slice. Top each slice with about 1 teaspoon onion mixture and 1 teaspoon jam. Sprinkle evenly with thyme leaves.

Cooking Tips
*You should be able to find fig jam in your market's jam/jelly aisle, and it can also be found in specialty food shops.
*Feta may be substituted for gorgonzola.

Recipe Source: Adapted from Cooking Light

2 Responses to “Crostini with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions and Fig Jam”

  1. postedJan 19, 2014 10:50 AM

    Wow! I’ve never seen an appetizer disappear so quickly! Another home run! Thank you!

  2. postedNov 25, 2014 8:10 AM

    Mmmm … love the addition of gorgonzola!!

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