Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza with Spicy Fig Jam

By Laura | Laura the Gastronaut

Prep Time: 25 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Resting Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Yield: one 13" pizza (4 servings)


This is one of my favorite pizza topping combinations- salty prosciutto, sweet and spicy homemade fig jam, goat cheese, fresh mozzarella, arugula, and sauteed shallots and garlic. This pizza recipe calls for a simple homemade pizza dough that is so tasty. With all of these delicious ingredients combined, you're in for a real treat!


For the Pizza Dough:

• 3/4 cup (178 mL) warm water, warmed to about 110°F (43°C)
• 1 teaspooninstant yeast
• 1 teaspoon honey, or sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 1/4 cups (270 grams) all-purpose flour, plus more for surface

For the Fig Jam:

• 4 ounces dried figs, sliced
• 1 serrano, roughly chopped
• 1/3 cup (113 grams) honey
• 1/3 cup (78 grams) water
• 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
• 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

For the Pizza:

• 1 tablespoon butter
• 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
• 1 shallot, sliced (~1/4 cup)
• 1 garlic clove, minced
Kosher salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
• 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced to 1/4" thick slices
• 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
• 4 ounces prosciutto slices
• 2 cups (~1.5 ounces) arugula


Make Pizza Dough: Add yeast and honey to warm water in a large bowl, and let sit for 5 minutes until frothy. If the mixture does not become frothy, start over with new yeast.
➋ Add salt, oil, and flour to the bowl, and stir until well combined with a wooden spoon. With floured hands, knead dough on a lightly floured surface until dough is soft and smooth (about 3-4 minutes). *If needed, you can sprinkle small amounts of flour at a time onto the dough to make it easier to knead. Just be careful not to add too much flour. A little stickiness is okay. After kneading, you want the dough to be smooth and slightly tacky when you touch it. When you pick up the dough, you want it to hold its shape and not sag.*
➌ Drizzle a small amount of oil into a clean large bowl, and place ball of dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel, and let rest for about an hour, or until doubled in size. *To help dough rise, place the bowl of dough in a turned OFF oven with a bowl of warm water.*
➍ Preheat oven to 500°F (260°C). *Ideally, you want the oven to run at 500°F for about 30 minutes before baking pizza.* Lightly oil a pizza pan (recommended, (preferably one with holes)) or baking sheet.
Form Dough: After dough has risen, punch down. Place on a lightly floured surface. Using lightly floured hands, gently flatten dough into a circle. Place the dough on the prepared pan and continue to gently stretch and flatten the dough into a 12-13" circle. *It's okay if dough does not stretch out completely. It will be easier to form after it has rested for a few minutes.* Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel, and let rest while you prepare the jam and toppings.
Make Fig Jam: In a small saucepan, stir together all the ingredients for the fig jam. Place saucepan on medium heat until simmering. Lower heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. In a blender or small food processor, add fig mixuture and blend until jam-like consistency. *If your jam is too thick, you can put back into the saucepan with a little bit of water. Heat for a couple of minutes until desired consistency.* Set aside.
Saute Shallot + Garlic: In a skillet, heat up butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium-low heat. Once butter has melted add shallots and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until shallots turned golden brown. Add in garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds until garlic is fragrant. Set aside.
Pre-bake Dough: Uncover dough and continue to stretch dough out to full 12-13". Using your fingertips, push dents into the dough to prevent it from bubbling up. Place the dough (without toppings) into preheated oven for 6 minutes.
Make Pizza: Carefully, take pizza out of oven and brush on 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add sauteed shallots + garlic, fresh mozzarella slices, and goat cheese.
Cook Pizza: Place pizza back into the oven for 6-10 more minutes. Watch the pizza closely. The pizza is done when the cheese is melted and crust is golden. Immediately after removing pizza from oven, add prosciutto slices, arugula, and the fig jam.


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