This Fig and Prosciutto Crostini Recipe is a Perfect Party Food

This recipe for fig and prosciutto crostini is one I've taken straight out of my mom's playbook. (She's great at taking a few simple ingredients and turning them into a magically delicious appetizer.) Crunchy bread, sweet fig preserves, gooey cheese, and salty prosciutto. I like to sprinkle chopped parsley on top for a fresh pop of color.

The best part? This show-stopping snack can be ready in just 10 minutes!

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 small baguette

  • 1/3 cup fig preserves

  • 4 ounce block of sharp cheddar cheese, thinly sliced (1)

  • 8 slices prosciutto, cut in half

  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, roughly chopped

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the baguette into 16 bite-sized pieces. Place them on baking sheet in an even layer.

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Step 2

Spread each piece of baguette with 1/2 teaspoon of fig preserves.

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Step 3

Top each appetizer with a slice of cheese, a slice or two of onion, and half a slice of prosciutto.

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Step 4

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

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Step 5

Transfer the crostini to a serving platter, sprinkle with parsley, and serve warm.

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