• Pizza with Prosciutto, Gorgonzola & Balsamic Fig Compote

    October 18, 2010

    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! ;-)

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    Balsamic Fig Compote

    Inspired by The Olive Press

    Ingredients:

    • 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

    Directions:

    Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

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    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.

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    Once the Balsamic Fig Compote was done, I spread it evenly on a homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Crust.

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    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.

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    Viola! De-lic-ious pizza! I actually sort of impressed myself with this recipe! ;-)

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    With dinner, I enjoyed a glass of white wine.

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    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!

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    Vicky (eat live spin) October 19, 2010 at 10:09 am

    This pizza looks AMAZING! I think the only change I would make is using goat cheese and caramelized onions… instead of gorgonzola and prosciutto… since I am a vegetarian. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Rachel October 19, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is my favorite mmm~

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    Franziska (justalittlechocolate.com) October 19, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I love fresh figs. I do not buy them enough. They are so versatile and can be thrown in or on a lot of different foods. Plus any dish is that much more decadent with fresh figs :)

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    Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries October 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Ahhhh…I am so JEALOUS of your fresh figs! I’ve been searching everywhere but can’t find them :sad: I want to devour this!

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    AllieNic @ Frisky Lemon October 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I’ve still never eaten a fig…I KNOW..FOOD BLOGGER BLASPHEMY.

    When I do eat my first fig, it will probably be on top of a pizza…just like yours…because this recipe is genius.

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    Sara October 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Please fix this for me :) I can never find figs anywhere (for a reasonable price, at least)

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