If you are looking to spruce up your pizza night then this pizza is just the one to do it. It is so good. I first had this pizza a while back at a local restaurant near us and it was so good. I thought I would recreate it at home and I did. This recipe for Fig and Prosciutto Pizza With Arugula is so easy and absolutely delicious. You can make your own pizza dough ( see the recipe for my pizza dough here on my blog) or you can use store-bought. Whichever is easier for you.
This pizza is the perfect balance of sweet from the figs and jam and salty from the prosciutto and the cheese. The arugula adds the right amount of freshness and not to mention a beautiful pop of green. This pizza is not only tasty but it looks amazing as well.
So, let’s make some pizza!
1 to 2 Pizza dough balls (depending on how many you would like to make)
Fig jam ( I use Braswell’s Organic)
Salt and pepper – To taste
Fresh Mozzarella (pre-shredded will do just fine)
Dried or Fresh Figs- halved ( I use dried because finding storebought fresh figs here is quite hard to do)
1/4 Cup. Parmesan cheese- grated
Balsamic Glaze – optional
- Prepare the pizza dough if you are making your own according to the recipe directions.
- Place half of the dough on a lightly floured piece of parchment paper on the counter. Roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thick but make sure the dough does not go over the edge of the parchment paper.
- Preheat the oven to 500*. If you have a pizza stone or pizza pan then make sure that it is in the oven while preheating. You want the pizza stone or pizza pan nice and hot when the pizza goes into the oven.
- Drizzle a little olive oil onto the pizza dough and brush the oil onto the dough with a pastry brush.
- Add about 1/4 cup of the fig jam to the pizza and spread out evenly over the pizza. You can leave a border if you like.
- Add a bit of salt and pepper to the pizza.
- Add some of the figs to the pizza making sure to evenly space them apart.
- Add some of the mozzarella to the top of the pizza. I tear mine apart and sprinkle it over the top.
- Carefully pull the pizza as well as the parchment paper onto your pizza peel or the back of a sheet tray. Carefully transfer the pizza and the parchment onto your pizza stone or pizza pan. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the crust is as golden brown as you like and the mozzarella is nice and melted.
- Using a pair of tongs carefully and gently grab the pizza and parchment paper with the tongs and transfer back onto your pizza peel or the back of the sheet tray. Carefully transfer from the peel or tray to a wire rack or cutting board. I typically go straight to the cutting board.
- Immediately top the pizza with arugula. Just sprinkle it all over the top of the pizza. Next, take some prosciutto and tear it into medium-style pieces, and top it on the arugula. Sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese all over the top and drizzle on some balsamic glaze. Slice and serve.
4 thoughts on “Fig And Prosciutto Pizza With Arugula”
This looks delicious. I make fig jam every year. You gave me a great idea to use when I make my next batch.
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Oh really!? my Aunt used to make it all the time. I loved going to help her make it when I was younger. She passed a few years ago. I broke down and bought to fig trees so I could make fig preserves but my wild and crazy dog literally ate them. Sadly they did not make it so I am currently on the hunt for more fig trees. lol. I bet your fig jam is absolutely delicious.
Wow, your dog???? We have to fend of the deer but never worried about a dog.
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I know right! She is very nosey and rambunctious. Although she turns 2 soon she still thinks she needs to eat everything. She even pulled up our grape plants and had them strewn about the backyard. Lol. They survived though. Hefty little plants they are.