OH. MY. GOODNESS. Who knew so much goodness could fit on one little piece of bread. Thick sliced applewood bacon, creamy ricotta, basil and fig jam all atop a fresh slice of toasted baguette. What a combo! This Bacon Ricotta Bruschetta with Fig Jam makes a delightful appetizer, side dish to a salad, or light lunch!
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Bacon Ricotta Bruschetta with Fig Jam

This beautiful bruschetta is very easy to make, just brush baguette slices with olive oil, pop in the oven…

Bacon Ricotta Bruschetta with Fig Jam

 

…then top with rich ricotta cheese, fig spread, bacon slices and sprinkle with basil, sea salt and pepper. Amazing I tell you! For this recipe I use Just Jan’s Kadota Fig Spread! Just Jan’s Kadota Fig Spread is all natural with no preservatives. It’s a sweet complement to any cheese platter or a great way to change up your PB&J.

Bacon Ricotta Bruschetta with Fig Jam

The combination of crispy bread, creamy ricotta, salty bacon and sweet fig jam is perfection. Serve these at a party and they will be the first thing to go!

Bacon Ricotta Bruschetta with Fig Jam

How to ‘Chiffonade’ Basil

Adding a little greenery to this recipe not only adds flavor but color and beauty as well. Instead of roughly chopping the basil I like to make a chiffonade. A ‘chiffonade’ is simply a way of cutting large leaf herbs so they are a ribbon-like garnish. Just stack the leaves, roll tightly and slice…

Bacon Ricotta Bruschetta with Fig Jam

The Recipe: Bacon Ricotta Bruschetta with Fig Jam

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Bacon Ricotta Bruschetta with Fig Jam
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

OH. MY. GOODNESS. Who knew so much goodness could fit on one little piece of bread. Thick sliced applewood bacon, creamy ricotta, basil and fig jam all atop a fresh slice of toasted baguette. What a combo! 

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy appetizer recipe, easy lunch recipe, weeknight dinner
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • 10 slices thick cut bacon cooked and cut into thirds
  • 1 baguette sliced 1/2" and toasted
  • olive oil
  • 8 oz whole milk ricotta
  • fig jam
  • 1/2 cup basil chiffonade cut
  • sea salt freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon until done but not too crispy, set aside. When cooled, cut each slice into three pieces.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place rack in upper third of oven.
  3. Slice baguettes and brush each slice with olive oil, place on cookie sheet, toast for 3-4 minutes.
  4. When baguette slices a slightly golden, spoon ricotta onto each little toast and put back into the oven for 1-2 minutes, just until cheese is slightly warm. Remove from oven.
  5. Top each toast with a small spoonful of fig jam, top with bacon and sprinkle with sea salt, freshly ground pepper and basil. Serve!

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Bacon Sriracha Chicken Skewers on Coconut Rice!
Cheddar Bacon Biscuits with Cinnamon Butter
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Eggs
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Bacon, Apples and Caramelized Onions

Enjoy~ Linda Spiker

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