Blue Cheese and Fig Pizza with Prosciutto

One of my favorite pizzas for the warm weather is blue cheese pizza with prosciutto. Blue cheese and fig pizzas are easy to make. You can purchase a premade pizza crust and it will be ready in just a few minutes. It’s crunchy, salty, and sweet. Plus, drizzle a little bit of balsamic vinegar for extra flavor. Serve it with a salad or your favorite side dish.

Enjoy!

Debra Roinestad

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Basic Ingredients

• Pizza Crust Choose your favorite pizza crust. I used a gluten-free premade pizza crust.
• Blue Cheese & Figs The perfect combination of sweet and salty.
• Fig Preserves Fig preserves for spreading onto the pizza crust. 
• Prosciutto Fresh prosciutto for a bit of crunch on your pizza. 

Note: You can also use bacon in place of prosciutto or vegan bacon as another option.  It's all up to you and your taste buds. 🙂 👍
• Small Yellow Onion Use a small yellow thinly diced onion.  
• Sherry Wine Use sherry wine for deglazing and caramelizing the onions.
• Maple Syrup Use maple syrup for caramelizing the onions.

Instructions

Preheat a medium pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Thinly dice a yellow onion. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes stirring often, until the onions begin to wilt. Season with salt, pepper, and stir. Reduce the heat and add 1 tablespoon of sherry cooking wine. Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and stir for another 10 minutes. Turn off heat and set onions aside to cool.

Now its time to bake the prosciutto. Turn on the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper. Place the entire packet of prosciutto onto the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a bowl. Allow to cool.

Slice 3/4 cup of figs in half and place into a small bowl. Set aside.

Now it’s time to assemble the pizza. Again, set the oven to 400 degrees F. Use a round pizza tray and add a small amount of oil to the pizza tray. Place the pizza crust onto the pizza tray and spread the fig preserves to your liking. I used 2 tablespoons of fig preserves. Crumble the baked prosciutto into small pieces evenly onto the pizza. Add the cooked onions and sliced figs.

Add the blue cheese as desired. I added about 3/4 cup.

Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Drizzle a little bit of balsamic vinegar for extra flavor. Serve the blue cheese and fig pizza with a salad or your favorite side dish.

Blue Cheese & Fig Pizza With Prosciutto

Debra Roinestad (The Comfy Cabin)
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 pizza crust
  • ¾ cup blue cheese (crumbled)
  • ¾ cup figs (slice in half)
  • 2 tablespoons fig preserve
  • 1 pack prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon sherry cooking wine
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • salt & pepper
  • optional: balsamic vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a medium pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Thinly dice a yellow onion. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes stirring often, until the onions begin to wilt. Season with salt, pepper, and stir. Reduce the heat and add 1 tablespoon of sherry cooking wine. Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and stir for another 10 minutes. Turn off heat and set onions aside to cool.
  • Turn on the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper. Place the entire packet of prosciutto onto the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a bowl. Allow to cool.
  • Slice 3/4 cup of figs in half and place into a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Set the oven to 400 degrees F. Use a round pizza tray and add a small amount of oil to the pizza tray. Place the pizza crust onto the pizza tray and spread the fig preserves to your liking. I used 2 tablespoons of fig preserves. Crumble the baked prosciutto into small pieces evenly onto the pizza. Add the cooked onions and sliced figs.
  • Add the blue cheese as desired. I added about 3/4 cup.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes.
    Optional: Drizzle a little bit of balsamic vinegar for extra flavor.
    Serve the blue cheese and fig pizza with a salad or your favorite side dish.
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