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Crostini with Ricotta, Fig Preserves and Prosciutto

Here is a simple appetizer you can put together very quickly when you have to entertain and don't have much time.  Simply toast your crostini and add the other ingredients for an elegant tapas type dish. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword crostini, fast and easy recipe, mini toasts, tapas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 271 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 loaf French baguette toasted sliced thin
  • 2 oz prosciutto thin slices cut in half, 1 per crostini
  • 1 cup Ricotta
  • 1 cup fig preserves
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper sprinkled lightly on top

Instructions

  1. Spread about 1 Tbsp. of fig preserves on each slice of toasted baguette.
  2. Top with a dollop of Ricotta and lightly pat down to spread on the preserves.
  3. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper.
  4. Take each half of the prosciutto slice and fold in half.
  5. Place prosciutto on top of ricotta.

Recipe Notes

  • You can buy ricotta or make your own. (Don't worry, it's easy peasy).
  • Your baguette can be toasted ahead of time to avoid the melting fig preserves.
  • I don't recommend assembling them till the last minute. You want that bread CRISP.
  • Feel free to go deconstructed. Your guests can add more or less of things. 
Nutrition Facts
Crostini with Ricotta, Fig Preserves and Prosciutto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 236mg10%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.