I went to an ugly Christmas sweater party last night and along with bringing a bottle of wine I made this appetizer. If you’re looking for a delicious snack that is a twist on a traditional Christmas food, I suggest you try this!
Orange fig and feta bruschetta
2 cups chopped dried figs
1/2 cup orange juice
Zest of 1 orange
1 orange peeled and chopped
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
40 tablespoons of feta cheese (1 1/2 containers)
40 slices of crostini bread (homemade or not, it doesn’t matter)
I just happened to have a couple of small baguettes that I had made that weren’t going to last much longer so I used those. Put your crostini slices on a baking sheet and toast them at 450 for about 8 minutes. Set aside.
Combine the rest of the ingredients except for cheese in a sauce pan and simmer together for about 15 minutes until it thickens and gets a little sticky. Cool to room temp.
Dollop the fig and orange mixture on top of each crostini slice, followed by a tablespoon of cheese. Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes at 450 until the cheese starts to turn brown. I sprinkled a little more Rosemary on top as well to give it a little more depth in look.
Transfer to a platter and serve! I got complemented on it a lot. The taste of orange really stands out and then you have the soft sweet figs that scream “it’s that time of the year!”
Have a merry Christmas!