Fig Grape Crostini Appetizer
Delicious for winter hosting, holidays, and an easy appetizer to serve: Fig Grape Crostini Appetizer topped with fresh-chopped rosemary!
Hey Friends, today I’m sharing one of my favorite winter appetizers, a Fig Grape Crostini Appetizer, delicious for any party! And also some great tips for bridging the generation gap by inviting older friends to share a meal.
I love this Fig and Grape Crostini Appetizer recipe that you can make at home and bring to a party! Think New Years! Will you be hosting this year, or were you invited to a party? Maybe my big board ideas are a little intimidating (yes, they are for large groups), so if you’re thinking “small” then this recipe is for you!
Fig Grape Crostini Appetizer
Ingredients for Fig Grape Crostini Appetizer
- Seedless grape, figs, and goat cheese.
- A delicious baguette (fresh is best!) with prosciutto.
- And then butter, garlic and rosemary.
Rosemary is the herb of friendship, did you know that?
How to make Fig and Grape Crostini Appetizer
- Saute garlic, grapes, figs, and rosemary and reduce down.
- Toast the buttery baguette slices and spread goat cheese on top, followed by the grape and fig spread, and a thin slice of prosciutto wrapped around the whole appetizer.
- Serve warm or cold and enjoy!
Inviting elderly friends to dinner
Today I’m reminiscing back to the many years we had a group of elderly friends into our home on a regular basis. We so enjoyed their friendships, and miss them dearly to this day. Life marches, on, but the memories stay forever.
Many a good dinner party was held in our home, and in their homes.
One thing we loved about these friends was great conversation.
Look outside our normal circles
It’s so important and a great reminder for all of us to look outside of our “normal” circles. Do we hang out with the same people over and over, or do we add people into our circles?
It’s also good for our kids to have a variety of people into our homes, including those of “grandparent” age. Sometimes we only think of having other families with children in, so they can play together, but our kids can practice a little self-discipline and their listening skills when older individuals are invited in, and learn from their stories.
We are admonished to have the older mentor the younger, and conversing over a meal is one of the funnest ways to benefit from the lives of others!
So think of the generation gaps and who you can glean from and enjoy in your home for dinner this next year?
A great 2020 goal!
Fig and Grape Crostini
- 2 c red seedless grapes
- 6-8 figs cut into fourths
- 1 4 oz log goat cheese
- 1 French baguette cut into 12-15 thin, 1/2’’ slices
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 c butter
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 2 tsp finely chopped rosemary
- Salt to taste
- In a large skillet, heat 3 Tbsp olive oil on medium-low heat. When hot, add garlic and cook for about 3 minutes, or until lightly golden. Add grapes, figs, and rosemary and begin to reduce down on medium-low heat—season with salt to taste. When ingredients are tender, thick, and jammy, remove from heat and set aside—should take about 10 minutes.
- Toast the baguette slices under a broiler, with butter on each side, or, carefully in a toaster. When slices are golden (on both sides), spread goat cheese on top, followed by the grape and fig spread, and a thin slice of prosciutto wrapped around the whole appetizer. Serve warm or cold and enjoy!