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Here, dried figs are simmered in just enough liquid so they soften into a thick jam. Try stirring the leftover compote into your yogurt or oatmeal the next day.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2020


Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins
35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine figs, honey, lemon juice, orange juice, water, 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, salt and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl and spread into an even layer to speed cooling. Let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Place baguette slices on a rimmed baking sheet and brush the tops with oil. Bake until crisp and light golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Spread the crostini with goat cheese and top each with about 2 teaspoons compote (reserve the rest for another use). Garnish with lemon zest, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon rosemary and more honey, if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate compote (Step 1) for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

2 crostini
137 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 22.9g; dietary fiber 1.9g; sugars 10.9g; fat 3.6g; saturated fat 1.8g; cholesterol 5.2mg; vitamin a iu 125.6IU; vitamin c 4.2mg; folate 3.2mcg; calcium 35.2mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 2.6mg; potassium 94.3mg; sodium 183.5mg; added sugar 4g.