Now that we are finally settled in our beautiful condo, it is time to start entertaining and we started yesterday with our new neighbors. One of the easiest treats to serve would be something like this.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp. water
- 1/4 peeled and finely chopped pistachios
- 1/8 tsp. crushed pink peppercorns
- 4-5 fresh black figs, cut into 1/2 inch slices, crosswise
- Cranberry and Pepper Boursin (my ultimate favourite cheese)
- Fig Balsamic Vinegar
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat the sugar and water in a small pan and, without stirring, until it turns a light amber (about 4-6 minutes).
Remove from the heat and add the chopped pistachios. Quickly pour out on the parchment paper making sure to spread it out as thinly as possible. Let cool until it is very firm. Finely chop and set aside.
Arrange the crackers on your best plate, each with a slice of fig, topped with a generous amount of the cheese. Drizzle the cheese with the balsamic vinegar and now sprinkle on the brittle with a pinch of the peppercorns.
Serve with napkins and a glass of your favourite…. chilled, of course. Please take note of this and be prepared as there won’t be a crumb left, I promise you. This still makes my mouth drool. Yum!