Prosciutto Arugula Pizza with a Balsamic Fig Glaze

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This pizza is a delectable treat. The bitterness from the arugula, the saltiness of the prosciutto, and the sweetness of the balsamic fig glaze all come together for a knockout taste, each bite of the slice better than the last. This is not your standard Friday night plain or one topping boring pizza, this is tasty production.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

*Use prior pizza dough recipe*

Ingredients

2 cups of arugula

¼ pound of prosciutto

1 cup of fresh mozzarella

½ cup of olive oil

5 cloves of garlic

2 cups of figs (if using dry figs soak them in warm water for 15 minutes to rehydrate)

½ cup of balsamic vinegar

½ cup of red wine

1 tablespoon of honey

Instructions

            For the garlic oil

  • Combine the half cup of olive oil and the garlic cloves in a small saucepan and let it simmer over a low heat for 10 minutes
  • We will be using this oil to brush on the pizza as well as add some on top

For the balsamic Glaze

  • Add the figs, the balsamic vinegar and the wine into another saucepan and let simmer for over a low heat for 20 minutes
  • When the mixture starts boiling stir in the honey
  • When figs become mushy and start opening, transfer the mixture into a blender
  • Blend until it reaches a sauce like consistency
  • If the glaze is too thick, add some water to thin it out

For the pizza

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Take dough and place into a baking tray
  • From the middle of the dough stretch it out slowly towards the edges of the tray to the desired size
    • Be careful not to stretch it out too much that it causes holes in the dough
  • Brush the garlic oil across the pizza and around the crust
  • Place the pizza in the oven and let it cook and rise for 5 minutes
  • Take the pizza out and brush with oil again
  • Slice the fresh mozzarella and place it around the pizza
  • Place back in the oven and let cook for another 5 minutes
  • Take the pizza out and add the prosciutto. Let it cook for a few more minutes
  • Once the crust is nice and golden brown, take the pizza out and add the arugula on top
    • Feel free to add more of the garlic oil on top of the arugula if you desire.
  • Add the balsamic fig glaze on top, cut into 8 slices, serve and enjoy

 

 

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