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Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Caramelized Pecans

This is a great appetizer to make and enjoy with a group of friends or family. If you like figs this recipe pops with flavour.

It requires the following ingredients: dried mission figs, fresh orange juice, a little orange zest (grated orange rind), chopped fresh rosemary, chopped orange and sugar.

These ingredients will need to simmer in a pan to make the fig topping for the bruschetta. It should simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the figs are soft.

After making the fig topping you are ready to caramelize the pecans:

  1. Add brown sugar to a sauce/frying pan between low and medium heat
  2. Add a tablespoon of water or butter to mix the brown sugar into a thick liquid form.
  3. Mix the crumbled pecans into the pan to lightly toast them and they will caramelize in the pan with the sugar.
  4. Remove the pecans from the pan to cool.

The same method can be used to caramelize any nut you prefer (eg. almonds or walnuts) and the caramelized nuts are also a great topping over vanilla ice cream too.

The finished product is pretty delicious. The french baguette bread is toasted for a couple minutes while broiled with the fig topping, goat cheese and pecans. Sweet and savoury what more can you ask for.

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Bruschetta Fig Recipe
Bruschetta Fig Recipe – dried mission figs, fresh orange juice, a little orange zest (grated orange rind), chopped fresh rosemary, chopped orange and sugar

This same topping can also be used to make a great sandwich with Prosciutto. I added it to a croissant to make a sandwich and it was yummy.

Fig, Goat Cheese and Proscuitto sandwich
Fig, Goat Cheese and Proscuitto sandwich

 

 

 

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