The star ingredient of tonight’s dinner was fresh figs.
Yesterday, my mom gave me a bunch of figs (more reduced produce) and said they needed to be used as soon as possible. They were super ripe and ready to be eaten!
I don’t often use figs in my cooking, so I was stumped what to do with them at first. But, thankfully, the powers of Twitter pointed me in the right direction and Pizza with Prosciutto, Gorgonzola & Balsamic Fig Compote was born!
Balsamic Fig Compote
Inspired by The Olive Press
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 1/4 vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup chopped fresh figs
- 1 tablespoons honey
Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and syrupy, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat.
Once the Balsamic Fig Compote was done, I spread it evenly on a homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Crust.
Next, I topped the pizza with crumbled gorgonzola and chopped walnuts, and then baked it for 15 minutes on 425*F. Finally, I removed the pizza from the oven and topped it with a few slices of thinly sliced prosciutto and returned it to the oven for another 3 minutes.
Viola! De-lic-ious pizza! I actually sort of impressed myself with this recipe!
With dinner, I enjoyed a glass of white wine.
For dessert, I’m having a chocolate Halloween cupcake on the couch in front of the TV. How I Met Your Mother starts right now!
Enjoy the evening, folks! G’night!