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Blue Cheese, Fig and Pine Nut Crostini Recipe

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This recipe for Blue Cheese, Fig and Pine Nut Crostini, by , is from Real cooking from Real housewives, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lisa Mathis
Added: Tuesday, September 30, 2008


1 cup diced black fig or cranraisins
1 Tbsp. honey
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
24 slices french baguette, brushed with melted butter and toasted until brown
one recipe blue cheese brandy butter
chopped Italian parsley

Blue Cheese Brandy Butter:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
4 oz. crumbled creamy blue cheese at room temp
1 tbsp. brandy or cognac
1 tbsp. minced chives
salt and pepper

Blue Cheese Brandy Butter: Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth and chill until until ready to use.

In a small bowl combine the figs, honey, balsamic vinegar and pine nuts. Spread two tsp. of the blue cheese butter on arc pieces of toasted bread and top with a small spoonful of the figs. Sprinkle the crostini with parsley.




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