Saturday, January 1, 2011

Easy Street

Would you believe it's possible to make an amazing appetizer out of just these three ingredients above?? Well, you betta believe it!

I think it's always important to have an easy appetizer recipe in your back pocket....something that takes less than 10 minutes to throw together but looks like it took an hour, and leaves you feeling a little like Ina Garten repeating, "How easy is that?".

These are my favorite recipes. Often enough when I entertain in my home I serve these, and continually get requests for the recipes. So, we'll begin here, with the Goat Cheese and Fig Spread on Rye Crisps. This is a winner. Easy, tasty, and looks fabulous on a serving platter. And the best part is that this recipe is so adaptable. Don't have fig spread? Use your usual orange marmalade, or blackberry preserves. Don't like rye bread? Use french bread instead. The options are endless.

I'm not sure it can get any easier. You must try this. As soon as possible.

Goat Cheese and Fig Spread on Rye Crisps
Recipe and Photos by A Toast to Taste

Ingredients Needed:
1 loaf of thinly sliced Rye Bread
Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
4oz Chevre Goat Cheese, plain, at room temperature
1 jar Fig Spread

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat rye bread slices in olive oil and place on baking sheet. Lightly sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Let crisps cool. Spread each crip with about 1 tsp of goat cheese. Place small dollop of fig spread on top of goat cheese. Repeat process for each crisp. Serve on your favorite platter, and watch them disappear faster than you can say goat!

Hurry, go throw a party!

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