Pizza with Prosciutto, Gorgonzola & Balsamic Fig Compote

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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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56 Comments

  1. I have never prepared a meal with figs — I’ve eaten meals with figs though and they taste delicious. Plus my favorite scent at B&B Works is their Fig scent. It is so homey and inviting. And I bet it tasted AMAZING on pizza.

    Enjoy your night Tina!

  2. wooo I am glad we twitter people helped out! looks like an incredible pizza. I’ve had it with carmelized onions, chicken, goat cheese, and some greens and it was certainly tasty.

  3. that pizza looks incredible!

    I work with figs ALL DAY at The Girl & the Fig in sonoma, ca.
    We take fresh figs, slice them in half, toss them in pancetta fat and grill them! They go on our fig salad with pancetta, goat cheese, toasted pecans and a fig and port dressing. I bet it would be goof made into a pizza…mmmm.

  4. What a delicious dinner! Cooking Light published a recipe last year for a fig compote with gorgonzola on top of baguette slices (kind of like bruschetta). This reminded me of how tasty figs are paired with good cheese 🙂

  5. Wow! that is a totally inspired creation!
    That seems like it would be better paired with a red wine but i believe you should drink what you like first and foremost. Do you ever drink reds?

  6. I am so obsessed with figs but they’re so expensive I can only justify them once or twice in the entire summer. Someone remind me why I chose to be a poor PhD student again?!

    (P.S. looks amazing, you pizza!)

  7. Very nice! I love figs – that recipe should go in your, ahem, book! It reminds me of the types of ‘zas in health and shape and what not. With fruit thats near expiration I generally make sorbet, or wrap it in puff pastry and make a galette. I like how I met your mother, its kind of like “friends” for this decade.

  8. Cracks me up that that is what you just threw together for dinner tonight! That looks amazing!!! One of my favorite sandwiches is from Whole Foods and it is smoked turkey, fig jam, and brie…all pressed and hot! It is amazing! This pizza totally reminds me of it!

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