Party Fig Crostini

Not fair, I know, but we are blessed with a fig tree that is so awesome, I am able to make jam. So with that in mind, here we go.


  • 1 demi baguette, cut in 1/4 inch thick slices (36 slices)
  • 1/2 cup extras smooth ricotta
  • 1/4 cup fig jam (store bought is fine)
  • 5 thinly sliced black forest ham, that is cut in 4  (each slice)
  • butter

To build,  add a piece of ham on half of the bread slices. Spread some fig jam on another half of the bread slices and put together to make a sandwich. Brush both sides of the baguette with butter and set in a panini grill or a skillet. Cook until brown on one side and flip over to cook the other side the same. Be sure to press down lightly on the sandwiches. Remove from the skillet and keep warm, while finishing all the others.

When you bring this plate out of the kitchen to your waiting guests, you can keep that huge smile on your face and say “oh thank you, it was nothing”. Be sure to serve warm, have small plates and napkins and, of course, wine set out for everyone to help themselves.


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