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One of the Best Quick Appetizers: Fig & Mascarpone Topped Crackers
Creamy and mild mascarpone is the perfect complement to fig preserves.
Notes from the LHTC Team:
Honestly, it doesn't even make sense how great this combo is. Trust us when we say that creamy mascarpone is destined to be with fig preserves. BUT the cracker is important too. Choose something with a buttery and mild flavor - the best I've tasted with this appetizer are the Pepperidge Farm Golden Butter Crackers - don't let the cute butterfly shape fool you, the flavor & texture of this cracker is just the right balance (and can be easily found in any supermarket).
Fig and Mascarpone Topped Crackers
Butter Crackers, like these from Pepperidge Farm
Pear or Fresh Figs, thinly sliced, if desired
1. Pipe or spread about 2 teaspoons of mascarpone cheese on each cracker. Top with 1/2 teaspoon fig preserves. Garnish with a thin slice of pear or fig, if desired.