I made this appetizer last night for a dinner party and really wowed the crowd (if I say so myself!) It’s a quick and easy recipe to throw together last-minute, as it doesn’t require many ingredients and is fast to assemble.
1 baguette, cut on the diagonal into thin slices
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped dried Mission figs (I used fresh figs and it was fine)
1/4 cup light-brown sugar
1 cup dry red wine
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish (optional)
5 ounces goat cheese (1 small log)
Heat broiler. Brush both sides of baguette slices with oil; place on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil until golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side; set toasts aside.
In a small saucepan, combine figs, sugar, wine, thyme, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, and cook until thickened, 7 to 9 minutes. Let compote cool to room temperature.
Dividing evenly, spread each toast with goat cheese, and top with compote. Garnish with thyme, if desired.
Recipe courtesy Martha Stewart.
Text: Lydia Parafianowicz