Enjoy a bite of Goat Cheese & Crispy Prosciutto Crostini, a delicious prosciutto with fig crostini appetizer that is perfect for any party!

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Looking for a jammy appetizer with goat cheese, figs, and crispy prosciutto? Crispy Prosciutto & Fig Crostini is one of our go-to appetizers. These crostini are a great recipe to serve for Christmas, New Year’s or as an any-day, simple appetizer.

Crispy Proscuitto Crostini

Plump, deep purple figs can always be found sitting in a basket on my kitchen counter this time of year. Beyond being a satiating snack with cheese and crackers, or the perfect addition to a green salad or even a grilled cheese sandwich, figs add a balanced touch of sweetness and texture to appetizers.

a fig crostini

In this recipe, crunchy crostini are smeared with sweet and herby goat cheese and topped with salty, crisp prosciutto, seedy, jammy figs, and crunchy, candied walnuts.

Every bite is creamy, crunchy, jammy, salty, and sweet. What more could you ask for in an appetizer!

black plate of crostini with goat cheese and figs

Why I love this recipe

  • The flavor combination is out of this world amazing.
  • It’s a festive appetizer to bring to a party.
  • Making crispy prosciutto only takes minutes.
  • We love crispy bacon, but crispy prosciutto is even better!

fig crostini with goat cheese

Gather these ingredients

  • Baguette: cut into 10-12 thin slices (about 1/4’’ thick)
  • Olive oil to brush
  • Prosciutto
  • Figs: we use Celeste and Penache Tiger Stripe
  • Goat cheese
  • Fresh thyme
  • Honey
  • Chopped candied walnuts

how to make Crispy Prosciutto Crostini with Fig

How do you make Crispy Proscuitto Crostini?

Make crispy prosciutto:

Preheat broiler to HI and lay the prosciutto sheets onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Set the baking sheet under the broiler–keep an eye on the prosciutto to make sure it doesn’t burn. The sheets will begin to darken in color and sizzle. Remove the tray from the oven and transfer the prosciutto onto a paper towel—like bacon, they will stiffen and crisp as they cool. Break apart into large pieces.

Make crostini:

Brush the bread on both sides with olive oil, arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake until golden and crispy.

In a small bowl, mix the goat cheese, thyme, honey, and a pinch of salt.

Smear goat cheese onto crostini and top with fig pieces, prosciutto and walnut pieces.

Optional to drizzle with more honey (or balsamic glaze) and add a sprinkle of herbs on top!

Prosciutto Crostini

Tips & substitutions:

  • This recipe makes 10-12 bites, so figure 1-2 per person?
  • You can always sub out the goat cheese and add cream cheese or blue cheese.
  • If you don’t have time to make the “crispy prosciutto,” then you can use regular prosciutto. But honestly, crispy is the best!
  • Nuts: candied walnuts are scrumptious, but you can also use pecans, hazelnuts, or almonds. You can buy “candied pecans” at Trader Joe’s.
  • For the winter season, you can use rosemary in place of thyme.

taking a bite of crostini with figs

How do you serve crostini?

Smear goat cheese onto each crostini and top with figs, crispy pieces of prosciutto, and walnut pieces. Optional to drizzle with more honey and a sprinkle of herb and serve! Also, adding a drizzle of balsamic glaze adds nice flavor.

We love this crostini served as an appetizer, with this pot roast pasta, this apple salad, and air fryer bread. The perfect comfort meal.

fig and Crispy Prosciutto

Serve on a large platter and enjoy!

More crostini recipes to try:

Strawberry & Kiwi Crostini Bites

Pineapple Crostini

Strawberry Brie Crostini

Sweet Nectarine Crostini

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Crispy Prosciutto Crostini with Fig

Enjoy a bite of Goat Cheese & Crispy Prosciutto Crostini, a delicious prosciutto with fig crostini appetizer that is perfect for any party. Makes 10-12 bites.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 6
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Ingredients
 

  • 1 baguette cut into 10-12 thin slices, about 1/4’’ thick
  • Olive oil to brush
  • 3 sheets prosciutto
  • 5-6 figs, quartered (I used two varieties, Celeste and Penache Tiger Stripe)
  • 4 oz goat cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp thyme leaves
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ c chopped candied walnuts

Instructions
 

Make crispy prosciutto:

  • Preheat broiler to HI and lay the prosciutto sheets onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Set the baking sheet under the broiler for 2-4 minutes, depending on the broiler–keep an eye on the prosciutto to make sure it doesn’t burn. The sheets will begin to darken in color and sizzle. Remove the tray from the oven and transfer the prosciutto onto a paper towel—like bacon, they will stiffen and crisp as they cool. Break apart into large pieces.

Make crostini:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush the bread on both sides with olive oil, arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake until golden and crispy—10-15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix the goat cheese, thyme, honey, and a pinch of salt.

Assemble crostini:

  • Smear goat cheese onto crostini and top with fig pieces, prosciutto and walnut pieces.
  • Optional to drizzle with more honey (or balsamic glaze) and add a sprinkle of herbs on top!
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
Calories: 242kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 375mg, Potassium: 170mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 311IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 93mg, Iron: 2mg
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Crispy Prosciutto Crostini with Fig