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Balsamic Fig Bruschetta Appetizer

Fig crostini with lime
Balsamic Fig Bruschetta Appetizer
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Balsamic Fig Bruschetta Appetizer

1 baguette cut into 20 thin slices

3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cups of quartered fresh figs

juice of 1 lime

3 tablespoons balsamic glaze

½ cup mascarpone cheese

1 cup micro-greens

2 ounces of prosciutto ham cut into 2” pieces

¼ cup of finely minced pistachios

salt and pepper to taste



1. Preheat the oven to 375°.

2. Place the baguette slices on a cookie sheet tray lined with parchment paper and brush with melted butter.

3. Season with salt and pepper and bake at 375° for 15-17 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.

4. Add olive oil to a large saute pan over high heat.

5. Once the oil is lightly smoking add in the figs and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.

6. Deglaze with lime juice and stir in the balsamic glaze until figs are coated. Set aside and keep warm.

7. Next, evenly spread the mascarpone cheese over the tops of the toasted baguette slices.

8. Evenly layer on micro-greens, prosciutto ham, balsamic figs and chopped pistachios.

9. Serve.


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By Chef Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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