Fig & Prosciutto Pizzettes

by Shawnda on August 3, 2011

in Appetizers,Figs,Goat cheese,Pizza

Fig & Prosciutto Pizzettes

Figs are such a beautiful food. The outside a mixture of green and burgundy, the flesh inside a pretty shade of rose.

They seem to only be available for such a very short time, so when I see them, I typically buy them. And then go back two days later and grab some more. And then go back two days after that. They don’t last long around here :)

Besides crostini, one of my favorite ways to eat them is on pizza with caramelized onions and prosciutto. There is a lot going on with sweet figs and onions, salty prosciutto, and tangy goat cheese. It’s a fun, delicious alternative to the pepperoni or margherita that we usually make.

Serve it in large pizza form or make smaller pizzas, pizzettes, to feed a small crowd.

Fig & Prosciutto Pizzettes

Spring for the imported prosciutto. It’s pricey, my store sells it for $20/lb, but you’re not buying a pound. 4 paper thin slices will run you ~$3. It’s a wonderfully salty splurge that’s worth every penny.

Fig & Prosciutto Pizzettes

Mini pizzas topped with caramelized onions, figs, and prosciutto.

Ingredients

  • 2 large yellow onions, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb of your favorite pizza dough (I used a half batch of this recipe)
  • Cornmeal for dusting
  • Olive oil
  • 4 slices of prosciutto, torn into pieces
  • 8 figs, quartered
  • 1-2 oz goat cheese, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat (I use a non-stick pan). Add the onions and stir to coat.
  2. Cook for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until dark brown.
  3. Add 1/4 cup water, stir well to deglaze the pan, and remove from heat.
  4. Preheat the oven to 450.
  5. Split the pizza dough into 8 pieces and roll out on a cornmeal-dusted surface.
  6. Divide the onions between each pizza round.
  7. Brush the edges of the dough with remaining olive oil and transfer to the oven to bake for 6 minutes (use a pizza stone or a lined baking sheet).
  8. Top with prosciutto, figs, and crumbled goat cheese.
  9. Bake for 3-4 minutes, until heated through.
  10. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Yields: 8 servings

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 1 hour

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chrissy August 3, 2011 at 12:44 am

This looks delicious, I am loving all the fresh fig recipes that I am seeing everywhere in the blog world. Now if I could only find them at the grocery store!

Btw…your pictures are stunning! :)

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2 Katrina August 3, 2011 at 4:58 am

This looks so yummy!

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3 Abby August 3, 2011 at 6:14 am

i’ve always wanted to cook with figs…so you can just slice them up skin and all?

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4 foodiebride August 3, 2011 at 7:29 am

Yep!

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5 banana August 3, 2011 at 8:13 am

I LOVE this combination!! When I can’t get my hands on fresh figs, i opt for fig jam ( it is ofcourse a little bit sweeter) – I honestly could eat this pizza day and night!! It’s THAT good.

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6 Evi August 3, 2011 at 11:26 am

Delicious! I had made the same a couple of weeks ago, just wanted to lick my fingers clean! =)

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7 Joanne August 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Figs haven’t hit here in full force yet, but I keep looking for them. They’re one of my favorite foods!

They definitely pair perfectly with prosciutto. How delicious!

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8 Kelsey August 3, 2011 at 1:26 pm

What a gorgeous, rustic, yet elegant recipe. I love figs so much and so does my husband. These pizettes would be wonderful with a nice crisp glass of white.

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9 Charlotte August 3, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I love figs! I just bought some a couple weeks ago. I didn’t expect to see them in the supermarket and when I did I grabbed a pack. I will definitely try this recipe out! Hope the figs are still in the store. I’m going to use naan bread instead.

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10 Lauren August 8, 2011 at 6:29 am

I love figs too – we lucked out and my parents have a ginormous fig tree in their backyard…I can’t count the number of times I’ve stood under that tree getting sticky with sap and eating the ‘harvest’ :) I love your recipe for pizzettes, looks like a super combination of two delicious foods.

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