Ricotta, Fig and Prosciutto Pizza with Balsamic Glaze is quick and easy to make. Creamy ricotta goat cheese blend, fresh figs, and the salty prosciutto all make the perfect pairing for this pizza.
I have a confession to make. I have a mild to severe obsession with figs the few sort weeks they are out. I devour them with anything and everything I can. Mainly with goat cheese and prosciutto and adorning a charcuterie board I make. So I made it into a pizza, and let me tell you, Ricotta, Fig and Prosciutto Pizza with Balsamic Glaze is rocking my world right now!
This recipe is surprisingly easy while also so grown-up feeling. This is easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner (and makes great leftovers I may add ) but also fancy and special enough to make for a date night in or for friends and family coming over.
This recipe makes enough for 2 personal-size pizzas. And when I say personal size, I mean it's probably big enough for 2 people but also 1 person can handle it too.
If you know what I mean. 😉
I measured mine to be about two of my hands tall and one hand wide (12ish by 5ish inches - very sophisticated measuring).
It doesn't really matter, all you need to know is this topping and ricotta goat cheese mixture makes enough for 2 pizzas. This recipe is easily doubled as well.
Ingredients Needed for Ricotta Fig Prosciutto Pizza
- ½ Homemade Pizza Recipe OR 3 Ingredient Pizza Dough OR Store Bought/Your preferred pizza dough for 2 pizzas
- Olive Oil
Ricotta & Goat Cheese Spread
- ½ Cup Ricotta Cheese
- ¼ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 Ounces Goat Cheese
- ¼ Teaspoon Salt
- ¼ Teaspoon Pepper
- ¼ Teaspoon Thyme
- 2 Tablespoons Thinly Sliced Red Onion
- 4 Slices of Prosciutto
- 6-10 Fresh Figs - sliced
- 2 Cups Arugula - roughly 2 handfuls
- 2 Ounces Goat Cheese - crumbled
- Parmesan & Fresh Cracked Black Pepper for Finishing Topping - if desired
- Balsamic Glaze
How To Make Ricotta Fig Prosciutto Pizza
You can just use store-bought dough, from Trader Joe's or a local Italian grocery store, or a prebaked one. Whatever you like or want to do works for this recipe!
PRO TIP: If you are using this pizza crust recipe, it makes 4 pizzas crusts. So you could half the recipe, or honestly, I usually just make the whole recipe - divide into 4 equal size dough balls - use 2 and then freeze the other 2.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Prepare crust accordingly to the recipe here. Or if using store-bought dough, prepare as directed.
- Place crust on a baking sheet or pizza stone, brush with olive oil and bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven once 12 minutes is up.
Ricotta Goat Cheese Mixture
- In a small bowl, add in ricotta, greek yogurt, goat cheese, salt, pepper, and thyme. Mix until evenly combined.
- Dived the mixture in half. Spread equal amounts on the 2 pizza crusts that have been baked for 12 minutes.
- Place back in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes or until the crust is completely cooked.
- Remove from the oven.
- Once the crust and ricotta mixture has baked, add the rest of the toppings to each pizza - crumbled goat cheese, red onion, arugula, prosciutto, and fresh figs. Add freshly cracked black pepper and shaved parmesan if desired.
- Finish the pizzas off with a balsamic glaze drizzle and enjoy it!
Slice and serve! You're ready to eat with a super easy, so delicious, end of summer fresh pizza in under 30 minutes. Let's hit a couple of questions before we head out.
When are Fresh Figs In Season?
Not long enough I will tell you! I feel like I can only find them for about 2 weeks - 3 or 4 if I am lucky. Technically Black Mission Figs are in season from late summer to early fall. So now!
You can buy dried figs year-round, but that is not even close to the same glory that is a fresh fig. So run and get some before they are gone!
Where Can I Buy Fresh Figs?
Honestly, the only place I buy mine is from Trader Joes. I can't find them anywhere else - or at least as good and inexpensive as TJs. If you don't have a Trader Joe's near you, check out Whole Foods or your local health food store. I would start there first before your big box grocery stores.
Where is the Best Place to But Prosciutto?
Well, friend, you're in luck. This one is easier to find. Again, I usually buy mine from Trader Joes. They have a great selection of prosciutto, meats, and cheeses that are perfect for a charcuterie board and that won't break the bank.
I have also bought or seen prosciutto at Costco, Kroger, and local health food stores here like Lucky's. Just look in your deli by the specialty meat and cheese section, you should find it there.
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