Yeah, we’re some pizza eating fools over at our house! I mean come on, you can do SO much with a pizza crust, the possibilities are endless! I love trying new things so I was intrigued when I saw the recipe for Rustic Fig and Goat Cheese pizza on the blog Loves to Eat. If you read this blog regularly, you will know that if I see goat cheese as an ingredient, I’m there!
This doesn’t disappoint. I would have loved to make a homemade crust to give it a more rustic look, but I happened to have a store-bought one on hand so why not use it? I made a few very minor changes and it was absolutely delicious! I actually plan on making it again tonight (hey, gotta use these tons of figs SOMEHOW!) 😉 The only change I plan on making tonight is that I WILL make a homemade crust and I will also add chopped cooked bacon to give it a little more savory flavor to complement the sweetness of the figs. Prosciutto would be tasty also, but hurts the wallet a little more. You could also cook this on the grill and it would be even better!
Added Note: Just tried this with bacon and it was AWESOME! Definitely add that in!
Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza
Recipe from: Loves to Eat
1 pizza crust, store-bought or homemade
12 fresh ripe figs, stems removed and sliced
1/2 cup goat cheese
1/2-3/4 cup parmesan cheese
green onions, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
a couple of sprinkles of red pepper flakes
1/4 cup red onion, very thinly sliced
2 cups baby spinach
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Preheat oven to 425. Combine 1 tbsp olive oil with red pepper flakes and brush over the crust. Sprinkle evenly with parmesan cheese, then layer on the fig slices. Sprinkle goat cheese over that, then add the red onions. Sprinkle more parmesan and the green onions and bake about 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese melts and turns a little golden.
Combine the balsamic vinegar with the 1 tsp olive oil and toss with spinach. Once the pizza is out of the oven, cut into slices and sprinkle the spinach over the top.