Pork meets figs in this delicious melange of flavor of ham, bacon, prosciutto, gorgonzola and mozzarella on a whole wheat pizza crust.
Porky Fig Pizza
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
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My recipe of the day for today is a spin-off of a favorite pizza of mine from a local eatery, which they dub the porky fig pizza. My version is slightly different from theirs in the toppings and make-up but I do prefer mine (theirs has jam instead of sliced figs among other things).
You might think this is a sweet pizza with the addition of fig and honey, but really, it is not. The flavors are quite balanced by the gorgonzola cheese as well as the balsamic reduction. I know I wouldn’t like a sweet pizza if it was not a dessert, so rest assured you have a nice savory pizza here.
I used ready to go whole wheat pizza dough from Trader Joe’s, but feel free to use whichever you like.
I do think the whole wheat flavor is particularly suited for the flavors in this one. I don’t always care for whole wheat dough in a pizza as I usually like a tangy sourdough with tomato sauce, but since this is simply dressed with olive oil you don’t have to worry about that.
I used the Mission Figlets on my pizza, which as essentially just smaller figs. They are easy to slice, and if you use other sizes of figs, the required amount I have given in a measure as opposed to a quantity. So that is easy to figure out.
I love the flavor melange. This would be great at a pizza party for gameday along with a selection of other pizzas for variety. It is also an excellent choice for the countdown on New Year’s Eve.
As our year comes to a close, I am sure you will find many occasions for it, including busy days since this one doesn’t take long to make.
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Porky Fig Pizza
- 16 ounces Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 ounces thinly sliced ham
- 10 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/3 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
- 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
- 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
- 1/2 cup roasted garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup dried mission figs, sliced
- 1-2 tablespoons balsamic reduction
- Preheat pizza stone in oven at 425°F.
- Place pizza dough onto parchment on a pizza peel, and let warm for twenty minutes.
- Spread pizza out with your fingers into a ten inch round.
- Drizzle with olive oil and honey.
- Layer pizza with ingredients, putting the deli ham under the cheese and finishing with a drizzle of balsamic reduction (not just balsamic vinegar, but the thicker stuff).
- Slide parchment onto the heated pizza stone and bake for 15 minutes or until as browned as you like.
- Pull pizza out onto the peel, and remove parchment from underneath, and slice and serve as desired.
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This pizza looks amazing! I’d use the figs either on this pizza or in my morning oatmeal.
I have not tried their figs before, but they look delicious!
There’s a pub we go to that serves a pizza with fig jam too – I love it, but yours looks like it would blow theirs out of the water! I can’t wait to give this a try. I’m not sure if I’ve used the Mission figs or not, but I do like the Calimyra Figs – I make a sort of bar cookie with figs and nuts with them.
Thanks. There is a restaurant near me that serves a pizza like this, albeit with jam. I thought about making a jam, but it seemed a lot of trouble and might turn out too sweet for me. This really adds a ton of the fig flavor without being cloying. Plus it is really a bit faster. I have a lighter colored fig jam recipe if you want a peek- it makes a great filling for cookies: Ginger Fig Jam.