Bruschetta is a traditional Italian garlic bread that can be served with fig jam and a dollop of ricotta and a piece of prosciutto. This is a delicious appetizer anytime, especially in the fall.
Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.com
Some types of fig preserves or jam use whole figs, making it too chunky to spread. To solve this problem, place in a food processor and pulse once or twice until the figs are broken down and the jam is spreadable.
- 24 French or sourdough baguette slices, each about 1/2 inch thick
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup fig jam or preserves
- 1 1/4 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese
- 6 thin slices prosciutto, each cut into 4 pieces
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 TOAST THE BREAD: Preheat an oven to 350°F.
- 2 Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush lightly with the olive oil. Bake until golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a platter.
- 3 ASSEMBLE THE BRUSCHETTA: Spread each toasted baguette slice with a generous teaspoon of the fig jam. Top with a dollop of the ricotta and a piece of prosciutto. Season with pepper and serve immediately. Makes 24 bruschetta.