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.

Lynda Balslev
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2020


Recipe Summary

35 mins
1 hr 15 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

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.

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I used dried Smyrna figs instead of the Mission. Added Thyme as well as the rosemary which gave it a bit more herb depth. I cut back a bit on the honey in the compote recipe so it has more of a nice tangy from the orange and lemon. I also used honey goat chevre cheese which simplified not having more honey to drizzle which looks great in the photo but is kind of messy on the fingers! Aces for this one!!! Read More