Valley Fig Growers

California Fig Crostini

Makes 12 servings


  • 8 ounces Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, stems trimmed
  • 1 loaf baguette-style French bread
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard or herb and garlic-flavored cream cheese
  • 1/2 lb. thinly sliced ham, smoked turkey or prosciutto
  • 1/2 lb. thinly sliced Swiss, Jack or Cheddar cheese
  1. In saucepan, cover figs with water and bring to boil. Remove from heat, let stand 30 minutes; drain. Cut baguette into 12 slices. Place in single layer on baking sheet. Bake at 375º for 10 minutes or until crisp. Spread each slice with mustard or flavored cream cheese. Top with ham, turkey or prosciutto. Slice figs and place fan-style over meat; top with cheese. Place on baking sheet. Broil 4 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts.

Photography Annelies Zijderveld

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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 242
  • % Calories from Fat 22%
  • Fat 6
  • Cholesterol 24
  • Protein 13
  • Carbohydrates 34
  • Fiber 3
  • Iron 2
  • Sodium 574
  • Calcium 195
  • Potassium 113