fig and brie crostini for appetizers

Enjoy this simple appetizer recipe with great flavors. Thank you to allrecipes for sharing!

Ingredients:

Fig Spread:

1 cup finely chopped dried figs

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup minced white onion

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 pinch garlic powder

1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 pinch ground cloves

1 pinch ground cinnamon

Crostini:

1 (8 ounce) loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch slices

olive oil cooking spray

1 (8 ounce) round Brie cheese, cut into bite-size pieces

1 Granny Smith apple, cut into matchstick-size pieces

1 tablespoon oregano

Directions:

  1. Combine figs, vinegar, brown sugar, onion, ginger, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cloves, and cinnamon in a saucepan; simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until fig spread is reduced, about 30 minutes. Transfer fig spread to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
  3. Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet. Lightly spray both sides of each bread slice with olive oil cooking spray.
  4. Bake bread slices under the broiler until toasted, about 2 minutes per side. Remove bread from oven and cool slightly, keeping broiler on.
  5. Blend fig spread in a blender or food processor until pureed. Spread about 1 teaspoon fig spread onto each toasted bread slice; top with Brie cheese and apple pieces. Sprinkle each crostini with oregano.
  6. Broil crostini in the preheated oven until Brie cheese is melted and browned, 1 to 2 minutes.