It's that special time of year. You're getting ready to pull out your sweaters and boots and say "sayonara" to tank tops and flip flops. The evenings have a slight chill and pumpkin flavored things are beginning to make an appearance. We love to celebrate the changing seasons at the Co-op with recipes that highlight unique ingredients.
If the only way you know figs is through Newtons, prepare to be amazed. They offer sweetness, smoothness and crunch all wrapped up into one tiny fruit- which (FUN FACT!) grow on ficus trees. They're flavor isn't overpowering, which allows them to pair nicely with a mild cheese and toasted bread.
Figs will automatically up your host(ess) game, so be prepared for the oohs and aahs at your next shindig.
To make this bruschetta you will need: 1 baguette or loaf of crusty white bread cut into slices and toasted 1/4 cup olive oil 4 ounces of goat cheese, softened 1 pint of fresh figs, sliced thinly fresh thyme honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush bread slices with olive oil and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Let bread cool slightly and spread goat cheese on each piece. Top with slices of fresh figs and a sprinkle of thyme leaves. Drizzle honey over the top and serve.