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Fig, Prosciutto, and Arugula Pizza

Fig, Prosciutto, and Arugula Pizza

I wish I had a gazillion dollars. Yes, a gazillion. If I had a gazillion dollars, I would pay people to pack and move all our belongings and then when we get to Arizona, they would unpack for me and buy furniture and decorate and get everything all set up and it would be exactly the way I want it to be. Oh, and of course, our cars would just be brought there. Oh, and if anybody has a connection with someone who has access to a teleporter, that would be so incredibly wonderful. I would also settle for just winning the lottery, 125 million dollars would suffice. I mean, I’m not asking that for much here, people. And all that leftover money would go towards paying student loans and buying more Coach bags, btdubs.

I officially had my first panic attack yesterday. It occurred to me that we have less than 2 weeks to pack up our apartment and we have yet to pack even one box. Not even one. I started being all cranky and my husband said I was totally unbearable. I came home this afternoon from work to find that my sweet husband started packing all of our books and DVDs and broke down the cheap bookshelves. Even though it wasn’t a lot of boxes, just seeing boxes piled in the corner makes me feel a little better. We are going to be in a packing frenzy next week. So, yeah…if someone wants to give me a gazillion or at least 125 million dollars…

Fig, Prosciutto, and Arugula Pizza

Cooking has been very useful in helping me procrastinate from packing. Figs were on sale at my grocery store last week so I had two big containers to go through. First up, pizza! Fig, prosciutto, and arugula pizza to be exact. This pizza has such an interesting flavor combo. You get that sweetness from the figs, saltiness from the prosciutto, and then a bitterness from the arugula, which I also doused in balsamic vinaigrette dressing. I just used mozzarella cheese since that is what I had on hand, but blue cheese crumbles or goat cheese would also be wonderful!

Fig, Prosciutto, and Arugula Pizza

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Fig, Prosciutto, and Arugula Pizza

Yield: serves 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. pizza dough
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (can also sub or use in combination with blue cheese, gorgonzola, or goat cheese)
  • 7-8 fresh figs, stems removed and sliced into 1/4-1/3-inch thick slices
  • About 4-5 slices prosciutto, torn into smaller pieces
  • 6 cups arugula, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Roll out the dough on a floured surface so that it is about 1 inch thick. Sprinkle the cheese over the dough and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the bottom and top of the pizza is a light golden brown.
  3. Remove the cooked dough for the oven. Evenly distribute the sliced figs and prosciutto pieces over the pizza. Bake for another 5 minutes or until the figs and prosciutto have been heated.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic powder, and the salt and pepper. In a larger bowl, add the arugula and drizzle in the dressing. Toss to coat the arugula and spoon over the pizza. Serve.

Fig, Prosciutto, and Arugula Pizza

   

23 Responses to “Fig, Prosciutto, and Arugula Pizza”

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    Choc Chip Uru — September 14, 2012 at 3:44 am

    If I could I would my friend! Eat this gorgeous pizza and know everything will be fine :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — September 14, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Relax! It will be over with before you know it! I moved 3 times cross country! It was horrible, but I did it and what got me through was thinking about the next adventure!!!

    Your pizza looks incredible!!! Great flavor combinations!!

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    Baker Street — September 14, 2012 at 8:42 am

    A fig prosciutto pizza is sure to get you through this time! I’m sure you’ll manage everything wonderfully so don’t worry too much.

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    Ramona — September 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

    You poor thing…. moving is one of the biggest stresses in life. But just remember… in two weeks it will be over. Try your best to do what you can a little at a time and not look at the big job because that will freak you out for sure. Give yourself a task a day… ex… day one bathroom. Day two bedroom. etc… It will all work out… you and your hubby sound like totally capable and smart cookies.

    Now onto figs. I tried fresh figs for the first time last year. Yes… I have been living under a rock. I love them now. This pizza looks great. Eat plenty of it and get energized. You have to build up your strength for those boxes. :)

    Try to have a great weekend… evening if it’s full of packing. Just think…. in a few weeks you’ll be mostly settled in your new place.

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 14, 2012 at 10:05 am

    When you win said lottery, share some wealth with me! :) I love figgys. And proscuitto! AND PIZZA!

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — September 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I’ve never worked with figs, but I love ordering stuff with them in the ingredients at restaurants…time to brave them! This looks great!

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    Cassie — September 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Yes, ma’am! These toppings are out of this world good!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    This pizza combo is amazing! It might be my favorite combination yet!

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    RavieNomNoms — September 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Yes yes and more yes!! I love this combination for pizza!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I was JUST talking about this exact pizza combination with a coworker the other day! Yours looks so good and although I’ve never had figs before, I can just see the flavor combination being really good with the sweet and salty!

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    Liz — September 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Oh, yes…I’d much rather cook and EAT this pizza than pack! I hope it all goes smoothly, my friend! Fantastic pizza~

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    Helene Dsouza — September 15, 2012 at 8:03 am

    ah… last minute packing. I am not envious of your situation Stephanie, but I d surely give u a hand if I was living in your near.

    Love your rocket pizza and the other ingredients u used as topping. I am in a pizza frenzy these days and I am waiting for my rocket to grow. ^.^

    All the best Stephanie!! Hals und beinbruch wird schon schief gehn ;)

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    Terra — September 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    If you find a way to get a gazillion dollars, and move you, let me know…..that would for sure rock:-) I love the flavors of fig, and prosciutto together, and Arugula would make those flavors come together perfectly! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

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    Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious — September 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    What a delightful combination to celebrate fall harvest!

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    Kim Bee — September 16, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Oh my dear if I could help I would. All I can say is avoid panic attacks, my last one landed me in the hospital. Deep breaths and try to keep a sense of humour. In the meantime if I win the lottery there’s a gazillion coming your way I promise.

    Love this pizza. To me there is nothing more comforting than whipping up pizza. This one would rock my world.

    Good luck. Wish I lived closer. xx

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    Ashley - Baker by Nature — September 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Moving is THE WORST!
    BUT! It’ll all be over before you know it, and you’ll wonder what all the fuss was even about :)
    On the plus side, you’re eating pizza that looks fantastic! Now I want a slice…

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    Baking Serendipity — September 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I know that packing and moving avoidance thing all too well. It will all come together eventually…at least I just keep telling myself that :) I’m loving this pizza!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — September 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Figs and goat cheese. Try it! Best of luck with the packing. I always thought that if I could have one superpower it would be the ability to teleport.

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — September 18, 2012 at 8:38 am

    So many of my favorite foods in one pizza! Looks amazing.

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    Amy (Savory Moments) — September 20, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I had a fig, prosciutto, goat cheese, and asparagus pizza once and it was out of this world good. I bet this pizza is delicious! I love the flavor combination.

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