Fig-tastic Pizza

Happy summer!! The warm weather is finally here!  Aside from running around after my kids and playing until we dropped, I spent a little time in the kitchen this weekend and this was one of my creations.  A little inspiration from a friend and a few odds and ends left over in the kitchen…and voila…Fig-tastic Pizza.

Ohhh. Emm.  Gee!!! This was so freaking good, the hubs and I devoured the ENTIRE thing.  So much yumminess I was in carb heaven from this sweet thing!  The creamy goat cheese mixed with the sweet fig jam and salty prosciutto just put my taste buds on overload (just the way I like it).

Here is what you will need:

  • Pizza crust or flat bread of your choice
  • Fig Jam (or preserves – it can be found in your local grocery store near the peanut butter and jelly)
  • Goat Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Arugula
  • Prosciutto

Ok…Are you ready?  This is really simple…and it comes out of the oven looking bright, beautiful and smelling ahhhmazing.  Are you ready?  It’s this easy:

Set your oven to 425 degrees.  Using a non stick cookie sheet or a pizza stone, place your pizza crust or flat bread on it and brush some olive oil lightly over the crust and sprinkle a little kosher salt over it as well.  I got my pizza crust from a local baker, but you can also get it at any grocery store.

Next, spread some fig jam over the pizza crust.  Be careful not to use too much jam, as it’s very sweet and might overwhelm your pizza.  Next, take pieces of your prosciutto and rip them into strips, spreading them out over the pizza very randomly.

Lastly, before it goes into the oven, take your goat cheese and drop small dollops all over the pizza.  Spread as much on as your little heart desires, as it goes really well with the prosciutto.  Once you are finished, your pizza is ready to go into the oven.

While your pizza is baking for 7-10 minutes in the oven (or until the goat cheese is nice and bubbly and the outer edges of the crust get nice and browned), it’s time to dress your arugula.  You can dress it any way you like, or not at all.  I dressed mine in just a little bit of champagne vinaigrette and some Kosher salt.

Once your pizza comes out of the oven, you can place your arugula on the pizza and BOOM…you are ready to eat this pretty looking thing.

 

Please…if you have a moment, I would love to hear from you.  Drop me a line in the comments and let me know what you think of my pizza.  Did you like the pictures? How about the directions? Most importantly, if you tried this…what did you think???  Thank you!!