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Fig, Goat Cheese, and Applewood Smoked Bacon Appetizer

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Fig, Goat Cheese, and Applewood Smoked Bacon Appetizer

Fig, Goat Cheese, and Applewood Smoked Bacon Appetizer

* Suggested serving size is two topped crackers per person

Ingredients

  • 2 Original Triscuit crackers
  • 2 figs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 1 slice of applewood smoked bacon

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until browned and slightly crunchy. Turn off the heat and add figs to the skillet for a few minutes until they are warmed through.
  2. Over a single Triscuit, stack one fig, a good size dollop of goat cheese, and a sprinkle of applewood smoked bacon. Repeat for the remaining crackers and serve warm.
  3. Optional - to mix it up, try a few topped with a drizzle of honey or balsamic vinaigrette instead of the bacon.
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My neighbors recently planted a fig tree and I’m so ready for it to start blooming. Unfortunately, it’s a baby so I’m going to have to wait a few years. Inspired by their tree, and the beautiful spring weather outside, I thought it would be fun to come up with a recipe featuring the fig, maybe an appetizer that I can serve at our Easter get together.

So I have a fun appetizer tip for you all. Whenever you’re looking for a quick, easy, yet gourmet recipe to serve your guests, start with a Triscuit as a crunchy, lightly salted base for your endless creations. And now for the fun part of my tip – I LOVE salads this time of year, so think of your favorite salad toppings and replace the greens with a Triscuit. I love to browse fancy restaurant menus online and their salad toppers become instant inspiration for what I’d pile on top of a Triscuit, usually a mix of 3 ingredients – seasonal fruit, gourmet cheese, and a sprinkle of meat – for a gourmet mix of sweet and savory!

I came up with a recipe, featuring the fig, and a couple of my favorite salad toppers, goat cheese and applewood smoked bacon, which is apparently an on-trend ingredient at the moment. I love that this fig and goat cheese appetizer features a mix of color and flavors, on a delicious crunchy Triscuit. The fig was perfect because it was easy to bite so that you are not having to shove the whole thing in your mouth while chatting with your guests. The goat cheese was creamy goodness and the bacon added just the right mix of savory to the bite. If you’re feeling frisky, replace the bacon with a drizzle of honey or balsamic vinegar, and you’re 3 ingredients away from a delicious gourmet snack! For more endless possibilities, find Triscuit at Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter!

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Triscuit believes in simple things coming together to create something more. Whether it’s just three ingredients on a Triscuit or about life, we believe that you (and Triscuit) are “Made for More”.

Triscuit sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

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