Fig and Mozzarella Bruschetta Recipe

When roasted, figs become sweet and caramelised like in this mouthwatering recipe

Fig and mozzarella bruschetta. Picture / Babiche Martens

Change up your bruschetta toppings with this mozzarella and fig recipe. When roasted, figs become sweet and caramelised and will dissolve in your mouth. A mild cheese, like mozzarella, adds a freshness to the topping, along with the mint. Cooking time for your figs will depend on their ripeness, so they may need a little less or more cooking.

Serves 4-6

10 figs, halved
Zest of 1 orange
½ cup orange juice
¼ cup brown sugar
8 sliced ciabatta
Olive oil for bruchetta
100g mozzarella
¼ cup chopped mint to sprinkle
Honey to drizzle and a sprinkle of salt to serve

1. Preheat an oven to 170C.

2. Place the figs into an oven-proof dish. Sprinkle over the zest, juice and brown sugar. Cover with tinfoil and cook for 10 minutes. Remove the cover for a further 15 minutes until they are completely soft and golden. Remove and cool.

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3. Brush the ciabatta with olive oil and toast under a grill or on a barbecue.

4. When ready to serve, roughly crush the figs onto the toast with mozzarella and a drizzle of honey and mint. Season with a little salt.

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