Usually when I do our house shopping at Costco I bring home the same variety of produce every time. Not that our usual selection is boring- we buy all of the summer berries, peaches and plums, in addition to every standard vegetable and fruit you could name. But this time Costco was selling something I had never seen there before: figs. I had to buy them! I didn't know what I was going to make with them yet, but I couldn't turn down the opportunity to experiment. I actually don't think I had ever even tasted a fresh fig before, so I had no idea how they are most often eaten. But, I figured that most fruits caramelize nicely when baked, and decided to create an appetizer that capitalized on this trend. We had a baguette leftover from a brunch and some goat cheese, so I decided that was a good enough place to start:)

fig and goat cheese tartines

8 thin slices of baguette
Goat cheese
2 stems fresh oregano
4 figs,
Salt to taste

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the baguette slices on the baking sheet and sprinkle with goat cheese, then oregano leaves. Wash the figs and slice in half; place fruit side up on top of each piece of bread. Drizzle with honey, salt to taste, and broil for roughly five minutes until the edges of the bread are charred and fig juice begins to coagulate in the center of the fruit. It's that simple!

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