Bruschetta with fig jam, gorgonzola cheese and mayonnaise is a culinary combination, that is astonishingly very tasty and delicious, with its creaminess from mayonnaise to the sweetness of the fig jam along with the saltiness of the Italian cheese, gorgonzola. Makes this bruschetta remarkably light and even addicting.
I noticed in Italy, they tend to use mayonnaise as their "preferred" condiment more than ketchup, cocktail sauce, mustard or any other condiment. They use mayo on appetizers, French fries, and even with shrimp cocktail. Interestingly, I thought why not try it with this bruschetta.
Fig jams and spreads are a quick and easy way to add depth of flavor to a bruschetta, sandwich or even Panini's. If you have a few spreads on hand, try to customize this appetizer.
I love making a quick appetizer, especially the ones that is plentiful for everyone to enjoy with a glass of wine. These only took about 15 minutes to make. To speed up my time, I pre-toasted the sliced baguette and then assembled the bruschetta just minutes before guests arrived. Everyone enjoyed them! We hope you will too. We wish you all a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Enjoy!
Bruschetta with Fig Jam, Gorgonzola Cheese and Mayo
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 jar of fig jam or preserves ( I used black mission fig jam)
- 4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola cheese
- 1 French baguette
- 2 Tbsp. butter
Thinly slice the baguette on the diagonal to make about 12 to 14 pieces, discard the ends.
Place a thin slice of butter on each side of the slices.
In a skillet on medium heat, toast a few slices at a time for a few minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy.
Spread each slice with a thin layer of mayonnaise, and then spread each again with fig jam.
Serves 8 to 10