Crispy bruschetta toasts with gorgonzola cheese spread on top and a fresh fig with balsamic glaze. Fig and Gorgonzola Bruschetta with Balsamic Syrup are pure appetizer deliciousness with a creamy, crispy, and fresh mouth feel!

Fig and Gorgonzola Bruschetta with Balsamic Syrup

I love snacking.  Actually, I snack more than I eat a meal or I consider my snack a meal!  I also love to read my foodie magazines.  I read several of them but the one that inspired me today was Every Day with Rachel Ray.

Rachel has really gotten where I wish I could be….in a way.  I am a good talker and I love to eat…but to stand in my kitchen and talk and cook – that I don’t think I could do.  When I cook, I want to be left alone.  I don’t want people hovering over me much less do I want to have to be “scripted” in anyway. However, a show like her Tasty Travel’s show….now that I could do!  Give me food someone else has made and let me talk about it – I’d be awesome at that!  Probably most of my family, friends and co-workers that I’ve carried on conversations with would tell you how my topic of conversation always goes to food!  I was certainly blessed with the gift of gab.

 Fig and Gorgonzola Bruschetta with Balsamic Syrup
With all that said, I was going through the August 2011 issue of Every Day with Rachel Ray and saw an article titled “Bruschetta – 9 ways”  Immediately I had a craving for crusty bread with spreadable cheese and fruit.  While my combination was not one of the 9 ways in the magazine, it’s a twist on a couple of the ways.  I finally, for the first time ever, found fresh figs in a grocery store.  I also was craving some gorgonzola and of course, I had that yummy balsamic syrup that I used on my Caprese Panini that I knew would go well with my bruschetta.
Fig and Gorgonzola Bruschetta with Balsamic Syrup
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: inspired by Every Day with Rachel Ray
Ingredients
  • Thin slices of crusty baguette
  • Butter Spray
  • Gorgonzola Cheese
  • Fresh Figs, sliced in half (I used black mission figs)
  • Balsamic Syrup
Instructions
  1. Spray slices of baguette with butter spray and place on cookie sheet.  Broil until lightly toasted, flip and toast other side.  Keep a close eye on your baguette slices as they will burn quickly if you decide to not pay attention to them!
  2. Remove baguette slices from oven and spread a small amount of Gorgonzola cheese over warm slices and top with 1/2 fig, drizzle with Balsamic Syrup…..enjoy!

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