This fig and prosciutto pizza is the perfect dinner lifesaver. Ditch the pepperoni and jazz up pizza night with onion marmalade, juicy ripe figs and creamy salty prosciutto.
Okay. So remember yesterday when we made that perfect pizza dough? yeah. Well it was so that we could make this fig and prosciutto pizza.
And I may or may not have made this pizza about 1000 times in the last two weeks and eaten a whole one to myself in one day. And since we're making confessions then I should tell you I'm a complete and total pizza crust snob.
For as long as I can remember, the crust has always been my favourite part of a pizza. I take that kind of thing pretty seriously... and I know I'm not alone. But this pizza will demand that you reassess that statement. If you too are a crust first person, (and who isn't?) this pizza topped with that sweet sticky onion marmalade will make you question everything you thought was important about pizza.
This pizza really does sum up everything that's so awesome about fall flavours. Like I said, sticky, sweet onion marmalade (not to worry, we're using store bought here) juicy ripe figs, peppery arugula (rocket in the UK) and creamy salty prosciutto and a scattering of pine nuts and a drizzle of honey to finish everything off.
This truly is the perfect fall food. Oh... I almost forgot... all that mozzarella!!!! And a little parmesan never hurt anyone either.
This pizza crust and therefore the pizza on it keep really well in the fridge for a day or two... or even longer, but it seriously won't be around long enough to find out.
This is it. The pizza by which we judge all other pizzas from now on. It's gonna be tough for anything else to measure up, so I suggest that you always have some of this dough in the freezer for when the craving hits.
That drizzle of honey as soon as the pizza comes out of the oven it just magic. Use the best quality honey that you can buy. Please say that you will. It makes such a difference. Drizzle while the pizza is piping hot out of the oven and enjoy THE taste of fall!
Looking to make your own pizza dough? Then head on over here.
Fig and Prosciutto Pizza with Arugula
- 1 quantity of perfect pizza dough
- 2 tablespoon red onion marmalade
- 3 figs cut into quarters
- 6 strips prosciutto
- ¼ cup parmesan
- 1 ball mozzarella
- 3 tablespoon pine nuts
- handful of arugula/ rocket
- drizzle of good quality honey
- Preheat the oven to 190c/ 375f.
- Roll the pizza dough out on a surface dusted with fine semolina or flour.
- Spread the marmalade over the base of the pizza.
- Lay the prosciutto out over the pizza.
- Top with the parmesan and mozzarella.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the pizza if golden and the cheese is bubbling.
- Makes 8 slices.