Fig Nirvana: Fig and Proscuitto Pizza with Blue Cheese and Arugula!
We’re in fig nirvana! Our neighbor has a ginormous fig tree with more figs than they know what to do with.
Every summer we look forward to this tree bearing fruit and we battle the birds daily for these figs.
The sweetness of the figs is a perfect contrast to the salty prosciutto, sharp blue cheese, and peppery arugula, making for a delicious combination of flavors on a pizza!
No recipe is required for this pizza, use your favorite pizza dough from the grocery store deli section or freezer aisle. Brush your pizza dough with olive oil and bake at 400 degrees for 5 – 7 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
Remove your pizza crust from the oven and brush the crust with fig spread/jam for some additional fig flavor.
Microwave the fig jam briefly if necessary for easier spreading.
Top with blue cheese, sliced figs, and prosciutto.
Run the pizza back in a 400 degree oven 5 – 7 minutes until cheese melts. Top with peppery arugula, slice and serve!
If you’re not a fan of blue cheese, try substituting goat cheese or use mozzarella.
If you’re craving figs for brunch, help yourself to
If you don’t have access to a fig tree, you can find fresh figs in season at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, The Fresh Market, Costco or your local farmers market. Fresh figs are very perishable and you’ll want to eat them as soon as possible. Don’t wash your figs until you are ready to eat them. . .on your pizza :)