Fig, Pear and Peanut Bruschetta

Fig, Pear and Peanut Bruschetta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: Makes 16 to 18 bruschetta

Fig, Pear and Peanut Bruschetta

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  • 1 large ripe pear, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) dried figs, green or black, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) finely grated ginger
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) brown sugar
  • Generous grinding black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) thinly sliced green onion, about 1 large
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) lightly salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 package creamy goat cheese (4 oz/113 g)
  • 16 to 18 toasted baguette slices, homemade or store-bought


  1. Place pear, figs, ginger, cloves, vinegar, sugar and pepper in a small saucepan over low heat. Cover, stirring occasionally until pear and figs soften, about 2 minutes. Discard cloves. Compote can be made ahead to this point then refrigerated up to 2 days. Stir in green onion and peanuts just before serving if compote was made ahead.
  2. Spread about 1 tsp (5 mL) goat cheese over each baguette slice. Top with a heaping teaspoon (about 7 mL) of barely warm or room temperature compote. Serve immediately or cover loosely and refrigerate up to 1 hour. Best served at room temperature.

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