Fig, Prosciutto, and Blue Cheese Pizza with Arugula and Balsamic Drizzle

September 18th, 2011 by Erin Gennow
Fig and Proscuitto Pizza with Blue Cheese and Balsamic Drizzle

Fig and Proscuitto Pizza with Blue Cheese and Balsamic Drizzle

Fig, Prosciutto, and Blue Cheese Pizza with Arugula and Balsamic Drizzle

Here’s a unique pizza combining sweet fresh figs, salty prosciutto, and tangy Point Reyes Blue cheese.  Sprinkle on some peppery wild arugula and top with a drizzle of sweet balsamic reduction and you have a flavor powerhouse pizza.  Sweet, salty, tangy, and peppery all these strong flavors help to balance one another for a divine pizza.

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6

Ingredients

½ recipe of pizza dough

6 slices prosciutto, torn into bite size pieces

2-3 ounces blue cheese (such as Point Reyes Blue Cheese)

3-4 fresh figs, sliced into ⅛” thick rounds

A handful of arugula

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon sugar

½ teaspoon fine sea salt

Extra virgin olive oil

Equipment

Pizza Stone

Process

Turn your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Balsamic Drizzle

Place ¼ cup good quality balsamic vinegar in a small pot or saucepan.  Add 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and ½ teaspoon fine sea salt to the vinegar.  Bring to a simmer and continue simmering until reduced just to a syrup.

Pizza

While the balsamic is coming up to a simmer slice the figs and tear the prosciutto.

Pull out the pizza dough into a round, about 12-15 inches in diameter.

Drizzle the dough all over with extra virgin olive oil.

Remember to take your balsamic glaze off the heat.

Arrange the fig slices, torn prosciutto pieces, and arugula leaves all over the pizza.  Sprinkle blue cheese crumbles all over.

Pizza Dough with Arugula and Point Reyes Blue Cheese

Pizza Dough with Arugula and Point Reyes Blue Cheese

Sliced Figs

Sliced Figs

Pizza Dough with Figs and Prosciutto

Pizza Dough with Figs and Prosciutto

Bake the pizza in the 500 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 8-10 minutes or until the dough is cooked and the cheese is melted.

Remove the pizza from the oven and drizzle with the sweetened balsamic syrup.

Let rest for 3-5 minutes.  Slice and serve.

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3 Responses to “Fig, Prosciutto, and Blue Cheese Pizza with Arugula and Balsamic Drizzle”

  1. Claire Vogler says:

    My daughter made this with dried figs because she could not get fresh figs. It still was very good!

  2. Erin Gennow says:

    Excellent idea. Then the pizza can be made any time of year. Did she soak the figs in warm water first?

  3. Claire Vogler says:

    No, she just sliced them and put them on the pizza.

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