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Fig & Proscuitto Pizza

August 29, 2009

~ Wanda ~

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My neighbor brought me some figs today that he picked from his tree.   And what a coincidence  it’s this weeks Secret Ingredient which is being hosted by Guilty Kitchen.  I was trying to decide what to do with them and I remembered a pizza we had at McCormick and Schmick’s a while back that had figs and blue cheese.   I have to say this pizza was soooo good my arm hurts from patting myself on the back….Emma had a piece and said it was good but opted for the left over ribs after that.  Sean and I scarfed the rest!!!

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I had some frozen foccacia bread in the freezer that I used for the dough.  I rolled it out very thin and placed it on my pizza pan and grilled it for about 3-5 minutes.  I took it off, brushed with olive oil and added the topping ingredients.  I then placed it back on the grill for about 8 minutes.  The balsamic onions were the key, they were delicious.  This is definitely a pizza we will make again.

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Fig & Proscuitto Pizza

Toppings for two 14″ pizzas place on Par-baked Crust of choice in this order:

1/2 Cup Honey Balsamic Onion Reduction recipe below

6 Fresh figs, grilled and cut in sixths

12 Slices Prosciutto, thinly sliced

1/2 Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil brush the outer edge

Grill until brown for approximately 10 minutes.

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Honey Balsamic Onion Reduction

Yields 1 cup

1 tablespoon blended oil

4 medium onions, sliced

1 teaspoon chopped thyme

1 teaspoon minced garlic

½ cup honey

1 cup balsamic vinegar

salt & pepper

Heat the oil in a large sauté pan and sauté onions until lightly browned.  Add thyme and garlic.

Cook for a minute until incorporated.  Add the honey and then the vinegar.  Cook until the onions are well cooked and the vinegar is reduced should cook down to 1 cup of sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2009 8:31 am

    This looked so good – I was bound and determined to make it – found the figs – got the dough – was about to pick up the Blue Cheese and forgot John HATES it and he doesn’t care for the texture of figs (except in Newtons) for some reason I forgot that I dislike proscuito – then I realized maybe this wasn’t for us – but damn – it looks/sounds good!

    • Frozen Foodie permalink
      January 10, 2010 4:55 pm

      Try crisping the prosciutto. Not only does it make it more bacon-like, I think it takes away some of the gamey flavor. You can also try it with dates in place of the figs 🙂

  2. Frank permalink
    August 30, 2009 11:37 am

    I’m not big on figs either. Except when an old colleague paid a foreign national to eat a hockey puck size pack of dried figs. Poor guy was running to the bathroom all afternoon. Hilarious.

    How can you not like prosciutto?

  3. August 31, 2009 6:14 am

    What a great flavour combo on that pizza!

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