Low on effort but high on the "that looks so fancy!" scale, these tiny toasts are a delicious appetizer win.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
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Crostini sounds so elegant, but they’re really just little pieces of toast with something tasty on top. There are no wrong answers when it comes to making crostini, but I usually incorporate some sort of cheese (the salty creaminess pairs perfectly with toasted baguette), plus something sweet and flavorful, like jam and/or fresh fruit or herbs. This Manchego and Fig Jam Crostini requires just four ingredients and can be made in under 25 minutes. 

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°F.

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  • Thinly slice baguette, then arrange pieces on a baking sheet and quickly toast them in the oven for 5-10 minutes. You want the bread to be lightly crispy but soft in the middle.

  • Once toast is cooled off, place a slice of Manchego on each, then spread fig jam over top. Top each with a piece of fresh rosemary (optional) and a quarter of a fresh fig before serving.

Tips

To enhance the rich, toasty notes of the crostini, feel free to add toasted walnuts to your serving dish or sprinkle over top of the toasts.

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