Fig and Prosciutto Pizza

After the first bite of this flatbread I had at Redstone American Grill I knew I was going to try and recreate it for the blog. It was unique and full of great flavors. Plus…pizza is one of the easiest dishes you can make, anyone can do it! Simply pick your toppings and bake. OK maybe this version isn’t AS easy as just throwing toppings on, but trust me it is easy and worth taking the extra time making each ingredient a perfect addition to the pie!

The “pizza sauce” in this pizza is fig jam. Fig jam can be a little challenging to find. I usually research stores before I plan to make it. I have found it at World Market and Target, but I think it was seasonal at Target. You can always order online, or even make your own. A little goes a long way, so I try and cut the sweetness with olive oil and a hint of lemon juice. Thankfully the prosciutto and cheese are salty to help balance out the flavors. This is a unique pizza that is great for a meal or perfect for a bite sized appetizer to serve a crowd!

Fig and Prosciutto Pizza

Servings 4
Author Laura Doerr

Ingredients

  • 11oz thin crust pizza dough
  • 3 tbsp fig jam
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1+ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bundle fresh asparagus chopped
  • 3 oz sliced prosciutto
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 oz goat cheese
  • drizzle balsamic glaze optional
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet, add a drizzle of olive oil and sliced onions. Cook over med to med-high heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in chopped asparagus and cook for another 5 minutes. Add in minced garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, set aside.

  2. If using store bought crust, follow the baking instructions on the package for pre-baking the crust. This helps to keep it crispy once it is fully baked. 

  3. In a small bowl stir together the fig jam, lemon juice and 1 tbsp of olive oil.

  4. Once the crust has pre-baked, spread the fig jam mixture over the crust, if you need it to go further, drizzle crust with more olive oil. Arrange the asparagus and onion mixture over the fig jam, and then sprinkle with shredded mozzarella. Next, arrange the sliced prosciutto over the pizza by balling or rolling each slice up. Lastly, sprinkle with goat cheese crumbles. Bake for the additional minutes as directed on the crust package, or until crust is golden crispy and cheese is melted.

  5. Drizzle with balsamic glaze if desired and fresh parsley. Slice and serve!

Recipe Notes

I have found fig preserves at World Market and Target, but look online ahead to check stock. 

Any type of pizza dough, crust, or flatbread would be great with this recipe, the baking instructions, and topping quantities will just vary based on your crust choice.

 

 

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