Prosciutto and Fig!

I recently started a new work schedule allowing more time in the afternoons to plan, shop and prep for meals. Amongst other things. Like afternoon naps. 🙂  If there is a drawback to my new schedule it would be the ability to catch my top 3 Food Network ladies – Pioneer Woman, Barefoot Contessa and Giada. Generally this wouldn’t be considered a drawback, but when you’re ooohhhhh’ing and ahhhhh’ing over almost every recipe… I think you can see where this is headed! 😉

This pizza is a Pioneer Woman inspired recipe.  Served for lunch on a warm Sunday afternoon, my mom, sister and I enjoyed some bonding time over this light pizza with rich and delicious flavor.  This pizza is so light you may forget just how many pieces you’ve consumed! :O

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Prosciutto and Fig Pizza

Pizza Dough
Fig Preserves
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, sliced
Prosciutto
Fresh Arugula
Fresh Parmesan Cheese, shaved
Sea Salt, optional

Preheat oven to 475 F.

Roll out pizza dough to desired thickness on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Spread a thin layer of fig preserves on the dough. Sprinkle with a little sea salt if desired to offset the sweetness of the fig preserves. Place sliced mozzarella on top and place in oven.  Bake for about 13 minutes, or until pizza crust is cooked through.

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Pull pizza from oven and top in the following order with prosciutto, arugula and Parmesan cheese.

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Cut, serve and thoroughly enjoy!! 🙂

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The mozzarella cheese on our pizza was completely melted. When I make this again (as there will be a next time and a next time… and another next time).. I think I’ll bake the pizza crust until almost done, remove it from oven, top with the preserves and mozzarella and then put back in the oven to bake just long enough to finish off the crust, yet leave the cheese slightly melted but still holding form.

As you can see by what was left, mozzarella completely melted or not, this pizza was the bomb! 🙂

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