If you like the combination of sweet/salty/crunchy combined with a bit of tangy, then this  Crostini With Figs, Gorgonzola, Honey And Walnuts appetizer is for YOU!  The original recipe was created by Food Network celebrity Giada De Laurentiis, and I think it is pretty tasty.Crostini with Gorgonzola, Honey and Walnuts / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
I served this appetizer when we had dinner guests this past summer. Toasted baguette slices are topped with creamy gorgonzola cheese and toasted walnuts, then baked and garnished with a fresh ripe fig slice and a drizzle of honey!

We noshed on these yummy (and EASY) appetizers, while basking in the all-too rare Pacific Northwest sunshine out on our deck.

Prepare The Baguette Slices

The only item that took any time at all to prepare was baking the baguette slices before assembling. I did this by arranging the baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer.

Using a pastry brush, I lightly basted the baguette slices with the olive oil. Place slices in oven, and bake till baguette slices are a golden color, about 8 minutes.

Crostini with Gorgonzola, Honey and Walnuts / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Crostini with Gorgonzola, Honey and Walnuts / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Bake The Crostini

Once the bread was toasted and crisp, I mixed together the cheese and toasted walnuts, then spread it on the crisp baguette slices, baked them for a few minutes.

Serve Crostini With Figs

Once baked, I topped each piece with a thin slice of fig, then drizzled each crostini with honey, and served!

Crostini with Gorgonzola, Honey and Walnuts / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

These crostini with figs were a welcome departure from my “normal” go-to appetizers. I would definitely make them again. I sure hope you will give them a try! Have a great day.

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Crostini with Figs, Gorgonzola, Honey and Walnuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
21 mins
 
Sweet, tangy, crunchy, creamy... this delicious appetizer has it all!
Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crostini with figs
Servings: 24
Calories Per Serving: 98 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 small, long baguette
  • 6 ounces creamy gorgonzola cheese , coarsely crumbled
  • 2/3 cup walnuts , toasted, coarsely chopped
  • 4 ripe figs , thinly sliced, crosswise (optional)
  • 3 TBSP honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Using a pastry brush, lightly baste the baguette slices with the olive oil. Place slices in oven, and bake till baguette slices are a golden color, about 8 minutes. (You can also toast the slices a day ahead. Cool, then store them at room temperature in a covered container.)
  3. Toss the gorgonzola, along with the toasted walnuts (that have cooled to room temperature) in a small bowl. Spoon the cheese mixture onto the prepared baguette slices and press slightly to adhere.Return baguette slices to baking sheet. Bake in oven until the cheese melts (about 6-8 minutes).
  4. Arrange the warm crostini on a platter. Top each slice with a thin slice of fig. Drizzle with the honey and serve warm. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Crostini with Figs, Gorgonzola, Honey and Walnuts
Amount Per Serving (1 crostini)
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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