I think this has got to be one of my favorite pizzas. Don’t get me wrong, cheesy greasy pepperoni is good and all, but this pizza brings something unique to the table. One bite is all it takes, and I swear you’ll be hooked. There’s something about hot goat cheese that warms my soul. Plus with the peppery arugula, sweet figs and spicy honey brings together the best unexpected combination. This pizza is definitely off-beat, but in the best way possible.
There’s a few items that I think are necessary when cooking pizza. All of them aren’t super pricey and it’s definitely worth it if you love to make homemade pizza like I do.
Links below to all the good pizza supplies:
Pair this with: NEOPOLITAN PIZZA DOUGH
GOAT CHEESE, FIG & PROSCIUTTO PIZZA WITH CAYENNE HONEY AND ARUGULA
Prep time for dough: check recipe link
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Neapolitan pizza dough, see recipe
4 fresh figs, cut in half
2 tbsp. Honey
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
4-6 pieces prosciutto
3-5 oz. goat cheese
2 handfuls fresh arugula, washed and patted dry
2 tbsp salted butter
2 large cloves garlic, pushed through a press
Make neapolitan pizza dough here: NEOPOLITAN PIZZA DOUGH
Preheat oven to 550 degrees or as hot as it gets. Place pizza stone inside the oven to get hot.
In a small bowl combine butter and garlic, microwave for 20-30 seconds till butter is melted.
Place pizza dough on a pizza peel. On your pizza dough, generously brush on garlic butter all over. Then place chunks of goat cheese sporadically across the dough. Place pieces of prosciutto in between goat cheese.
Slide pizza carefully into oven on top of the pizza stone. Cook for about 8-11 minutes. Time will vary with thickness and size of pizza. Keep an eye on the pizza while cooking to insure it’s cooked to your liking
Take out of the oven once cooked and top with arugula and figs. Drizzle on cayenne honey.