{Recipes} Crostini Appetizers Pt. 2

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This is part three of my many recipes from my Fancy Pants Birthday Party. I wanted easy to make, or make ahead, tasty appetizers to searve at the cocktail party. So, with the help of Martha and a post on Eat Drink Pretty I came up with some filling crostini appetizers. I created 6 simple crostini recipes that I’ll share with you in two posts. Check out Post One for the first three recipes. Also, check out the snack recipes if you want something for your guests to snack on throughout the event. There are no step-by-step photos because they are really that easy to make.
Goat Cheese & Sun Dried Tomatoes
Ingredients:
Sliced French Baguette
Goat Cheese with Herbs and Spices (mine came this way from Trader Joes… but, you can just mix in some Italian herbs and garlic salt with a goat cheese if you can’t find some with herbs)
Jarred Sun Dried Tomatoes in Oil
Directions:
1. Top bread slices with goat cheese and a couple of dried tomatoes.
Goat Cheese & Fig Compote
Ingredients:
Sliced French Baguette
Goat Cheese-plain
Figs Compote (recipe below)
 Directions: 

 

1. Top bread slices with goat cheese and a good sized dollop of fig compote
(These were AMAZING.)
Fig Compote
Ingredients:
Dried Figs
1 Cup Apple Juice
1/2 Cup Honey
Directions:
1. Combine figs and apple juice into a small saucepan on medium heat- you want to simmer not boil these for a long period of time. 
2. As the figs simmer away stir occasionally. You are looking for the figs to soak up the apple juice and start to break up into a sort of jelly like substance. If the apple juice is all gone and the figs still aren’t breaking up yet then add a little water until the figs are ready.
3. When the figs are more like a jelly substance mix in the honey. 
4. Sit the compote at room temperature until cooled. Once cooled it is ready to go!  
 Ham with Orange Marinated Olives
Ingredients:
Sliced French Baguette
Orange Marinated Olives (recipe below)
Serrano Ham (or just a good sliced ham)
Manchego Cheese-thinly sliced
Directions:
1. Drizzle olive oil on all bread slices
2. Pile cheese, ham, and olives onto bread.
 Orange Marinated Olives
These are best if made a day in advance and the olives are marinated in the olives
Ingredients:
Green Pitted Olives-sliced 1 cup
Garlic Infused Olive Oil-1/2 cup
Zest and juice of 2 oranges 
  Directions:
1. Mix the olive oil, juice, zest and olives- set in fridge, covered for 24 hours
 
 Enjoy! Check back tomorrow for the dessert recipes—
my favorite part!

Written by Jenni

Jenni is a freelance writer and media assistant based in Portland, OR. A Well Crafted Party is a blog about all the little things to celebrate in life. Follow Jenni or A Well Crafted Party with BlogLovin, RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.
Website: http://awellcraftedparty.com

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