Figs have been on my mind a lot lately. As they bloom into season,I am constantly reminded that I have no experience with figs. Yep, none. At the convincing of my mom, I tried a few of these odd little fruits off my neighbors tree. And they were delicious! A bit of earthy-ness, and just the right amount of sweetness. With some leftover ricotta cheese and a craving for pizza last night, I knew just how I’d begin my adventures with this new food.
Pizza Dough (this one from Broke-Ass Gourmet is my favorite)
Olive Oil, 2 T
Garlic, 4-5 cloves, minced
Ricotta Cheese, 3/4 cup
Red Onion, 1/2, sliced thinly
Black Mission Figs, 6+, depending on how much you love them, sliced thinly
Thyme, 1.5T, minced
Balsamic Vinegar, splash a few Tablespoons on the pizza before and after cooking
Red Pepper Flakes, as much as you need
Salt and Pepper
Preheat oven to 450. The olive oil and garlic will serve as your base sauce. Pile on the rest to your hearts content!
Cooks on a pizza stone or baking sheet ~10 minutes. Enjoy!