Growing up in NY, it absolutely blew my mind that I could actually have a fruit tree in my backyard in SC. Of course I had to go out and buy one ASAP.
Last year I bought my very own fig tree, and it has been a blast to cook with! I have made a fig and oat bread and pork loin with figs and blue cheese thus far. Pretty much figs and any type of cheese are amazing. You can typically find dried figs throughout the year, but if you haven’t tried a fresh fig I would highly recommended it. They are very fresh, smoothly, crunchy and just sweet enough.
Check out the recipe below for my newest fig dish! I love this simple recipe with only 6 ingredients for a party or dinner.
Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula
Servings: 1 pizza (8 slices)
- 1 package prepared whole wheat pizza dough (I used Publix brand)
- 8 oz goat cheese, crumbled
- 15 Figs, sliced in half and stems removed
- 1 cup Arugula
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 3 slices Boar’s Head Prosciutto, torn into small pieces
- Black pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Once the pizza dough is at room temperature, stretch the dough to fit a pizza pan coated with non-stick spray. Start from the middle and stretch to the outer sides.
- Brush the pizza dough with the olive oil. Top with fresh ground pepper if desired.
- Add toppings to the the pizza evenly, leaving a 1/2-1″ inch border for the crust. Start with the goat cheese, followed by the arugula, then sliced figs and prosciutto.
- Bake the pizza on 425 for 20 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the arugula is wilted.
- Let the pizza cool for 5 minutes, and slice into 8 slices.
Serve this dish as an appetizer at a party or have a slice for dinner with a side salad 🙂
Have leftover ingredients? Throw together 2 cups arugula, 1 slice prosciutto and 10 cucumber slices for a quick and healthy lunch!
What other fig recipes should I try? I still have over 20 that will ripen in the next month! Leave your comments below!