Fig Recipes

Fig and Ricotta Crostini recipe

This impressive canape recipe is sure to wow your dinner guests. Creamy ricotta combines with sweet sticky figs, spiky balsamic vinegar, crunchy crostini and herby basil to make for a delicious starter or even a sophisticated lunch.


  • 1 crusty baguette, cut into 1cm slices
  • 425g softened ricotta cheese
  • 12 basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 8 fresh figs
  • 4 tbsp. aged balsamic vinegar

Method of Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C. Place the bread onto a baking tray and bake for ten minutes, turning once half way through cooking.

  2. Cut the figs into quarters. Spread 1 tbsp. of ricotta onto each crostini, arrange a quarter of fig on top of the ricotta and then sprinkle a few ribbons of basil on top of that. Drizzle each crostini with the balsamic vinegar before serving.

Balsamic vinegar is a really worthy investment as you can use it in many aspects of your cooking. If you don't have any, you could always use reduced red wine vinegar in the same way. This recipe serves 12 people.

Author: Laura Young.

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425gabout 15 oz (14.991025 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
190C375F / Gas Mark 5


Published: August 29, 2011
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