This one is so simple and so mouthwateringly good it’s sinful. Not much (or any) cooking is required here either. You take one slice of crusty baguette, slather some thick sweet ricotta on (we love Salvatore – made here in Brooklyn—definitely the richest we’ve tasted to date) and top it with a pickled fig. A what you ask ? Yup, a pickled fig, sweet and balsamic, with that unique fig texture. We used Boat Street pickled figs here which you can buy locally at Murray’s Cheese or Marlow and Daughters .