Fig and Mascarpone Bruschetta


One of my favorite easy appetizers to make is bruschetta, and this Fig and Mascarpone bruschetta is perfect for the end of summer, when the figs are perfectly ripe. It only takes minutes to prepare, and the result is as pretty as it is delicious.

Ingredients: Serves 4 (two pieces per person)

  • 4-5 Figs (I used black mission figs)
  • One loaf of dense, crusty bread (I chose French country bread)
  • Mascarpone Cheese (Italian cream cheese)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
1. Cut bread into 1/2 inch slices and brush one side with olive oil. Place in the oven at 350 degrees until the edges are golden.
2. Wash figs, and cut vertically into thin slices.
3. Spread about one tablespoon of mascarpone cheese onto each slice of bread. Layer the fig slices over the cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
4. Optional: I like to sprinkle a tiny bit of grey salt over the top to give it a nice salty crunch. But use sparingly because it is very salty.
5. Arrange on a platter and enjoy!



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