Port, Prosciutto and Fig Crostini

Port wine and figs are a natural flavor combination and this easy and elegant appetizer makes the most of that classic pairing by adding prosciutto and ricotta for contrast in flavor and texture.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dried figs, stemmed and chopped
  • 3/4 cup tawny port
  • 12 slices French baguette, 1/4-inch thick
  • 6 tablespoons whole milk ricotta
  • 6 slices prosciutto, halved lengthwise

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 325° F. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet and bake just until crisp and lightly toasted, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Place the figs and port in a small saucepan and bring to a slow simmer over medium-low heat. Simmer until figs have absorbed the port and are tender and plumped, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Spread 2 teaspoons of ricotta on each crostini, then accordion-fold a half slice of prosciutto on top. Top with a small spoonful of the figs and press down lightly. Arrange on a plate and serve immediately.

Makes 12 crostini


Source: MyGourmetConnection.com
URL: http://www.mygourmetconnection.com/recipes/appetizers/fig-crostini.php