The party starts here with this fresh and easy appetizer. Be careful this appetizer is sinfully delicious and can be prepared in under 6 minutes. The Harvarti cheese is great with the sweet figs and the honey.
Grilled Bruschetta with Harvarti, Honey and Figs
Makes 32 appetizers
8 5x3x 1/2 inch slices crusty country-style bread
1 8-ounce piece of Harvarti cheese cut into 8 slices
8 ripe fresh figs, stemmed, quartered lengthwise
Dark full-flavored honey
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).
Brush both sides of bread with oil. Place bread slices directly on 1 side of grill rack; place sheet of foil large enough to hold bread slices on other side of grill rack. Grill bread until grill marks appear on bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn bread slices over and place bread, grilled side down, on foil. Place 1 cheese slice atop each bread slice; close barbecue and grill bread until cheese melts, about 3 minutes.
Transfer bread to work surface; cut each slice into 4 pieces. Top each piece with fig slice. Drizzle lightly with honey and sprinkle lightly with fresh ground black pepper.
Transfer to a platter and serve.