I wanted to use up the last of my ricotta cheese because it was about to expire! I hate waste and I wasn’t about to let it go into the trash. I had some prosciutto slices so I thought about using them in crostini. I picked up some arugula and some gorgeous organic brown figs. These crostini were so tasty! I’ll have to serve them at my next dinner party.
- 1 baguette, thinly sliced on an angle
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1 cup of ricotta cheese
- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
- juice from half a lemon
- prosciutto slices, cut in half
- organic baby arugula
- organic brown figs, sliced
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Center the oven rack. Line foil on a baking sheet.
Arrange sliced baguette on the baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and bake for 5-7 minutes. Then turn your broiler on. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until it gets slightly golden brown on the edges.
In a small bowl combine ricotta cheese, lemon zest and lemon juice. Spread the baguette slices with the ricotta cheese mixture. Place half of a prosciutto slice on top of the ricotta spread. Then place a couple of arugula leaves on top of the prosciutto. Lastly, top 3 slices of figs on top of the arugula leaves, overlapping each other. At this point, you can plate and serve.
20 thoughts on “Fig Prosciutto and Ricotta Crostini”
Is there anything better than fig and prosciutto? +cheese, yes! This is brilliant. 🙂
Why thank you! 🙂
uuuuh! this might be totally delisc!! great flavor combination!
Thank you Giulia! 🙂
It looks deliciious …..very creative !!!
Thank you! 🙂
If only I could get my hands on organic figs! With the figs I can buy I won’t eat the skins as they look too tough and unappetising. Lovely crostini combo!
Thanks! I agree –some of the figs I have gotten in the past, the skins were on the thicker side. The organic ones I got were not. And they were sweet and tasty.
I never thik this recipe… thank uoy for the idea.
I like change my italian dish.
Bye from Italy.
Thanks for stopping by! You’re welcome and I hope you give it a try. -Anne
Another fab figgy recipe for me to bookmark, they look delicious!
Thanks Louisa! 🙂
Hi Anne, fig and prosciutto is one of most favorite combinations. I love this dish and can’t wait to make it for company this weekend!
Yay!!! I’m glad –I hope your company enjoys them as much as I do! 🙂
Yum – these look great!
Thank you! These were easy to make too. 🙂
Thanks! Good Idea! Now I have have a new recipe for my figs next August!
How gorgeous are those! The arugula’s a great idea. I do ricotta, prosciutto and fresh peach crostini; if I can ever find fresh figs here in rural Wisconsin I’ll try them instead. Beautiful photo, btw.
Thank you so much! The fig is absolutely wonderful in here, as I can imagine so are fresh peaches. I will have to give that one a try myself.