Balsamic fig & goat cheese crostini from Lovely Indeed

balsamic fig & goat cheese crostini // lovely indeed for a thousand threads
Hey gang! It’s Chelsea from Lovely Indeed, and I’m so happy to be popping by while Laicie is having her great adventure.

My brother-in-law has this most beautiful fig tree in his backyard, and the last time I visited there were some late summer figs just begging to be made into something. They were there on the low branches, staring me in the face, daring me to fix up something delicious. My pregnant self is just craving all of that soft cheese that you’re not supposed to eat, but I found this magical pasteurized goat cheese and it seemed like just the thing to pair with those figs. These little crostini are so perfect for a simple end-of-summer celebration; I can just imagine munching away on them, catching up in the backyard with friends, and reminiscing about all of the beautiful things this summer brought.

balsamic fig & goat cheese crostini // lovely indeed for a thousand threadsbalsamic fig & goat cheese crostini // lovely indeed for a thousand threadsbalsamic fig & goat cheese crostini // lovely indeed for a thousand threads
Balsamic Fig & Goat Cheese Crostini

fresh figs
balsamic vinegar
goat cheese
baguette
olive oil

Preheat oven to 350. Slice the baguette into 1/4 inch slices and spread on a baking sheet. Brush or mist both sides with a bit of olive oil. Bake for 8-10 minutes, flipping the slices over at the halfway point. They should be crispy and just starting to brown when they’re ready!
balsamic fig & goat cheese crostini // lovely indeed for a thousand threads
Heat some balsamic over medium high heat on the stovetop. You’re technically making a reduction, but you don’t need any other ingredients here! Just heat the balsamic until it reduces by about half, and has a bit of a thicker, semi-syrupy texture. (I started with about a cup and it was way too much! A little bit goes a long way.)

balsamic fig & goat cheese crostini // lovely indeed for a thousand threads
Dice your figs into large chunks. Once the baguette and the balsamic reduction are prepared, spread a bit of goat cheese on each piece of bread. Top with a few pieces of fig, and drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Serve to your guests (or eat them all yourself!) and enjoy.

balsamic fig & goat cheese crostini // lovely indeed for a thousand threads
Big thanks to Laicie and to all of you lovelies for letting me swing by!

balsamic fig & goat cheese crostini // lovely indeed for a thousand threads
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