Recipe: Fig Pizza

A few months ago I subscribed to Club W and it's through that subscription that I became familiar with their blog,  the Juice. Last week I was cruising the blog and spotted the recipe for a fig pizza and all I could say was "GET. IN. MY. BELLY!" I had just made about 8 ounces of fig jam so figs were on the brain.  Anyway, fast forward a couple more days and I'm in Trader Joes picking up the ingredients.

  • 1 package soft goat cheese
  • 1 block parmesan cheese
  • 1 package fresh pizza dough
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • ½ cup Just Jan's Fig Spread (I had my own version so this didn't happen.)
  • freshly ground salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch arugula
  • 6 slices thinly sliced prosciutto
Image from Club W

Image from Club W

I made a small pizza, about 1 serving,  so, the ingredients above were too much. Here's how I split it:

  • about 3 tablespoons goat cheese.  (the recipe called for slices but mine was too soft so I crumbled it) 
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan
  • 8 ounces fresh pizza dough
  • 2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 2 tablespoons fig jam 
  • freshly ground salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 6 slices thin slices of prosciutto (I kept this the same because...pork!)

It was very easy to put the pizza together and all the flavors came together nicely.  Here are a couple of thing to note: 

1. if you don't like your prosciutto warm (I don't) substitute for very thinly sliced bacon and cook until almost crispy.  Come on, it's bacon...i'm pretty sure I don't have to convince you. 

2. Dress your arugula with a little  extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and parmesan before topping your pizza. In theory a bunch of fresh arugula looks good on top of your pizza ...but is a pizza after all, not a salad. 

Head over to Club W's blog for the recipe, cooking instructions and wine pairings. Keep my suggestions in mind...or don't, either way, the fig pizza is a great combination of flavors.

Posted on September 4, 2014 and filed under Recipe.