I don’t know about you, but I ended 2014 with a new found love of figs. Okay, obsession. I blame Pinterest. It just seems no matter how easy or simple the recipe, just add a few of these beauties, and you’ve got an instantly fancy appetizer that is sure to impress. And you have my word, this recipe for fig and pistachio toast is absolutely foolproof, and divine as a starter for any meal or dinner party!
-1 loaf of fresh honey wheat bread
-8 oz. of good chèvre
-1 1/2 cups of sliced dried figs
-1 1/2 cups of unsalted pistachios
– Zest from one lemon
-Set oven on low broil. Distribute slices of the wheat bread evenly on the top rack, and leave oven door cracked while the bread toasts. Watch carefully so bread does not burn.
-In a small mixing bowl, combine the chèvre and lemon zest to taste. Remove bread from oven and let cool.
-Cover each slice with one tablespoon of the chèvre. Top with figs and pistachios and drizzle with honey.