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Fig Gruyere Crostini

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I first ate these out of the ordinary Fig Gruyere Crostini when a friend served them at our book club. Gooey Swiss cheese, salty blue cheese along with fig spread, honey, and rosemary created an amazing, unforgettable appetizer! 

Fig Gruyere Crostini on a white appetizer plate with a wooden honey drizzler

Fig Gruyere Crostini

We planned to have cocktails and appetizers with some friends before setting out to a nearby sausage festival for dinner. The weather was not cooperating. It seems that monsoon season had hit Indiana in August! We gathered for drinks, wondering whether we’d actually get dinner that night. But knowing my friends, I figured there would be a lovely spread. I decided to make these Fig Gruyere Crostini to share.

I emailed the friend to request the recipe and it just happened to come from an extremely talented food blogger, Heidi of Foodie Crush. I was going to use some apricot jam to shake things up, but after reading through the recipe, I decided it was pretty much perfect as written. I did toast my baguette slices first, but that was my only adaptation.

Fig Gruyere Crostini (9)

An Elegant Fig Appetizer

The list of ingredients may seem a bit odd at first. A sharp cheese, a pungent, salty cheese, sweet honey and fig spread and an assertive herb all married deliciously!! Since fig season has arrived I located some gorgeous black fig to garnish my serving dish, then we head out for the night.

The picky hubby awarded these Fig Gruyere Crostini his seal of approval and they were devoured by our friends. There even came a request for the recipe the following morning. Yup, you’ll want to add these to the menu for your next gathering! And it’s a bonus if you can find some fresh figs for your crostini platter!

Fig Gruyere Crostini garnished with rosemary on a slate platter

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Fig Gruyere Crostini | An unusual combination of toppings that's sure to be a hit!

The Recipe: Fig Gruyere Crostini

A fabulous, out of the ordinary appetizer. Adapted from Foodie Crush.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Yield 8-10 servings


  • 1/2 baguette, sliced on the diagonal 1/4-inch thick (I had about 21 slices)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • Fig spread
  • 1 teaspoon minced rosemary
  • Honey
  • Figs and fresh rosemary to garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line a sheet pan with parchment. Brush baguette slices with olive oil. Bake 6 minutes, then flip, brush the other side with olive oil, and bake about 6 more minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 400º. Divide the shredded Gruyere over the top of the baguette slices. Then top with the blue cheese. Place about a teaspoon of the fig spread over each toast.
  3. Bake about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  4. Remove from the oven. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with rosemary.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 306mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g


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25 comments on “Fig Gruyere Crostini”

  1. These Fig Gruyere Crostini couldn’t be more scrumptious! A former home we owned had a mature, very giving fig tree in the back yard. Oh how I wish I had this recipe then. Sigh.

  2. These look heavenly! I’m now really sad that the only fresh figs I could find this year were quite a bit past their prime. I would have made these in a heartbeat!

  3. They look great, Liz! I love figs and want to try this recipe. Perfect for cocktail time! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. I have 17 fresh Black Mission figs sitting on my kitchen counter. I am so happy this post dropped into my lap this morning. Will be making these tomorrow. Since I made Sardine Rillettes last night, this will be a nice change!

  5. Yum, how delish! I miss figs…grew up with them in South Africa. I am not sure I have seen fig spread over here. Will have to look more closely. 🙂

  6. I think I could die…it’s one of the most delicious and easy recipe to make.

  7. Wow, this would be perfect with drinks. Or as lunch! Really neat combo of flavors — SO good. Thanks!

  8. Simple yet divine! The combo of blue cheese and gruyere is just unbeatable.

  9. Looks amazing, i would eat this right now for breakfast if I had access! I love the flavor combo. I just bought swiss yesterday, I need to go back to the store and get the rest of the ingredients so I can make this now!

  10. They look great! I’ll be sharing the recipe with a friend that loves fig jam:@)

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