Thursday, July 1, 2010

Grilled Bruschetta with Harvarti, Honey and Figs

The party starts here with this fresh and easy appetizer. Be careful this appetizer is sinfully delicious and can be prepared in under 6 minutes.  The Harvarti cheese is great with the sweet figs and the honey.


Grilled Bruschetta with Harvarti, Honey and Figs
Makes 32 appetizers

Ingredients:
8 5x3x 1/2 inch slices crusty country-style bread
Olive oil
1 8-ounce piece of Harvarti cheese cut into 8 slices
8 ripe fresh figs, stemmed, quartered lengthwise
Dark full-flavored honey

Directions:
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).

Brush both sides of bread with oil.  Place bread slices directly on 1 side of grill rack; place sheet of foil large enough to hold bread slices on other side of grill rack.  Grill bread until grill marks appear on bottom, about 3 minutes.  Turn bread slices over and place bread, grilled side down, on foil.  Place 1 cheese slice atop each bread slice; close barbecue and grill bread until cheese melts, about 3 minutes.

Transfer bread to work surface; cut each slice into 4 pieces.  Top each piece with fig slice.  Drizzle lightly with honey and sprinkle lightly with fresh ground black pepper.  

Transfer to a platter and serve.
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48 comments:

Meals by Misty said...

Good morning V! Happy July to you. This appetizer looks superb and easy..2 great characteristics of the type appetizers I prefer.

Pam said...

Sweet figs, cheese, honey, bread...OMG!

Julie said...

My favorite flavors, honey and havarti! Looks delicious.

Julie said...

I actually said, "Oh my GOD," outloud when I saw this. If it wasn't a holiday here, I'd be at the grocery store right now! Great recipe!

Joanne said...

Would it be wrong if I just made grilled cheese sandwiches out of this recipe and ate them all myself? Looks amazing.

Chef E said...

That seems so nice and refreshing, wondering if you could make a fig martini with that? I am sure your mixologist would come up with something!

TKW said...

Those are SEXY-looking! I'm getting a little sweaty just looking at them!

Angie's Recipes said...

These grilled bruchetta look so wonderful with the figs atop!

3 hungry tummies said...

They look good! I can't wait for our next fig season!

Pam said...

This sounds and looks delicious! Love the flavors with the figs and Harvarti cheese. I could definitely make a meal of this and must try it! Thanks for the recipe!

doggybloggy said...

toaat points - check
havarti - check
fresh figs - nope
guess I need to wait on this deliciousness

Andrea said...

What a delightful combo of flavors Velva! I'm going to make this for my next party!!

The Caffeinated Globe said...

Fig, honey, cheese, bread, & olive oil. Oh yes, "fresh and easy" and "sinfully delicious" appetizer.

In a recent post, I wrote about you and your blog. See for yourself:
http://caffeinatedglobe.blogspot.com/2010/06/breakfast-table-setting-ideas-inn-style_29.html

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm hoping I will get a few more fresh figs off of our other fig trees soon. It doesn't take the birds long to find them when they are ripe.

Looks good.

Bo said...

The figs here are still green...I can't wait to try this!!!

Foodessa said...

Havarti is sort of my chocolate in many ways. It doesn't last very long at all ;o)
Now, paired with fresh sweet figs...I'm now in heaven ;)
Great easy recipe that can be a great start to any meal. Personally, I would add a great glass of Rosé wine and call it a day!

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Faith said...

Havarti and fig is one of my favorite cheese and fruit combos. Delicious!

From the Kitchen said...

Ah, bruschetta! It's not just for tomatoes!! We are planning an Italian dinner soon. I will definitely add this to the menu.

Best,
Bonnie

Emily said...

I can't wait for fresh figs to come into season here - this looks SO DELICIOUS and is an added bonus that it's easy!

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Oh my gracious, looks way too delicious!!=)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is amazing! My sister has figs on her tree right now...wish I lived close! ♥

Jen_from_NJ said...

I must try this one! Thank you!

Lynda said...

These look delicious and so pretty! I'm sure they are a party pleaser anytime.

My Little Space said...

Ooo...what a super dooble yummy flavour! Have never thought of making it this way. Bravo, Velva.

Ana Powell said...

These are calling out for me, delicious.
Superb ♥

Sage said...

Love this combination! looks sooo good.
Rita

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Velva, these look delicious with the cheese, honey and figs. Hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July.
Sam

Cathy said...

I love this, Velva, and will be making it just as soon as we have fresh figs in the market. The honey drizzle is the perfect finish.

Happy 4th.

Susan said...

Oh That LOOKS SO GOOD!!!

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Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my goodness, Velva! I am drooling on my keyboard! Thanks for the sweet anniversary wish; so glad it lead me here! I'm signing up to follow along. Your recipes look great! Happy Fourth!

pigpigscorner said...

Wow, cheese, honey and figs! What an awesome combo!

Chris said...

Havarti is one of my favorite cheeses. Love this grilled appetizer!

Happy 4th!

Raina said...

Love this! Sounds wonderful. I hope I can find figs around here. Great barbecue app!

Lea Ann said...

I'm just learning to love havarti. Great flavor and I just happen to have some figs on the counter. Love this idea!

smalltownoven said...

Mmm this looks right up my alley. Honey and cheese with a little bit of fruit are always a winning combination!

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

This recipe is perfect for the 4th of July! My guest will love having the bruschetta grilled.

Marguerite said...

Love figs and Havarti! I would love to have a plate of these for breakfast! Happy 4th!

baking.serendipity said...

This looks so fancy, but seems so easy! My kind of appetizer :) Thanks for sharing!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Never tried bruschetta with cheese, honey and figs, looks so good

Chow and Chatter said...

oh this looks awesome adore figs have a great holiday weekend

Chris said...

Oh my...these are simply lovely! Love Havarti and with honey and figs? Score! I cannot wait until figs are readily available here!

Ingrid said...

My first instinct was to be leery of the figs but you know what I've learned from guava. I denied myself like a dummy all these years. I won't do that with figs. :)

Happy 4th!
~ingrid

Nicolette said...

Yum! Simple ingredients at their best. This will be on my app. list for sure!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

You started July with a Bang!!!

SuziCate said...

that's an intersting combination with the harvarti and figs.tart and sweet, I'll bet it is delicious.

bellini valli said...

Every ingredient here is a marriage made in heaven Velva.

Vickie said...

Oh my word, how did I miss this?? My reader isn't working right, I think, because I would have swooned over this one. Yummy!

Mimi said...

This makes me miss my little fig tree.
Mimi

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