Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Thanksgiving Appetizer:: Fig and Ricotta Crostini with Honey & Thyme

It is only Tuesday, but my mind and stomach has switched to full-on food mode, after all Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I have an idea of what desserts I am going to make - I am thinking about a chocolate ganache tart and a classic pumpkin pie.  But for starters, if you are looking for a simple yet delicious appetizer, I recommend you make this Fig and Ricotta Crostini with Honey and Thyme. It is incredibly simple, but delivers a heavy dose of flavor for your guests to munch on before the Thanksgiving table is set.  Continue for recipe...

One loaf of fresh bread - preferrably a hearty version like rustic Italian used here
Ricotta, fresh if possible
Figs, one container slice into quarters
Honey, to drizzle
Thyme, to garnish
Salt & pepper, to taste

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut bread into thick slices (this way it will easily hold the topping) and place on baking sheet for about 5 minutes, or until bread is slightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool.  Once cool, layer ricotta and sliced figs and drizzle with honey and garnish with thyme. 

*All photographs by Alison 


  1. Yum!! what a perfect recipe!! I missed a lot around here these last few days. I love the pumpkin ravioli. I have never attempted to make pasta before....those looked so good! Ok I tried the apple crostata this weekend...it was so good....but yours was 10 times more beautiful than mine!!

  2. Alison you are very good on cooking, let me pin this pic since are so beautiful:) kisses! xo

  3. I'm not sure I've ever had fig, at least not like this. This looks so yummy though, I just might have to try it!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  4. Ok, why are you so amazing?! These pictures are gorgeous and the end product looks delicious. I've never cooked with figs, but I want to give this a shot!

    The Glossy Life

  5. This is too beautiful to eat! xo

  6. I am not joking when I say that my mouth is literally watering over here! These look so amazing! I will definitely be making these! Pinned! :)

    xo Jenny
    Crazy Style Love

    1. Thanks Jenny, you should make them, they are so easy and incredibly delicious!!

  7. Looks absolutely delicious!! xo, Julie

  8. Looks so delicious! And honey with cheese is always so tasty ... Yummy, yummy :)

  9. holy crap, this looks amazing! umm are you secretly a gourmet chef??

  10. This is looking so delicious! When is the cookbook coming out?!? I'm always so impressed with your culinary skills!


    1. You are so sweet, that'd be a dream come true!!

  11. I love figs so much, my friends used to call me Figgy! :)


  12. You are a food genius!! This looks amazing!

  13. Oh. My. God. This looks absolutely DIVINE! It sounds so simple, but it looks like if a professional chef made it! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing it, I will definitely try it myself!

  14. Wow, these look insanely delicious! I'm going to have to give these a go! Thank you so much for this recipe. PS I love your blog! xx

  15. Loved them- I added a little crushed almond over the top! Very sweet so if serving with other appetizers - pair with a more salty or savory appetizer

  16. Loved them- I added a little crushed almond over the top! Very sweet so if serving with other appetizers - pair with a more salty or savory appetizer

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