Crostini with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions and Fig Jam

Crostini with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions and Fig Jam is a delicious and elegant appetizer recipe.

crostini with gorgonzola and fig jam

Crostini with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions and Fig Jam

Yield: 24 crostini

Prep Time:25 minutes

Cook Time:25 minutes

Ingredients:

ONIONS:

  • 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)

REMAINING INGREDIENTS:

  • 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 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
Directions:
  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.
  2. 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.
 
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.
  • Tip: Melt the jam a bit in the microwave so it is more of a drizzle consistency.
  • Feta may be substituted for gorgonzola.
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com (adapted from Cooking Light)
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  • Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog wrote:

    Mmmm … love the addition of gorgonzola!!

  • Kimberly Lewis wrote:

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