Simple Goat Cheese and Fig Pizza


Okay, guys, I have a little confession to make. I did not make this pizza crust homemade, I used Trader Joe's premade whole wheat crust in their prepared food section! I have zero regrets about it because I am a busy gal, I don't always have time to make a homemade crust with my schedule but if time permits go for it! This pizza is the perfect combination of sweet and savory and if you've followed along with my recipes before you will notice that is a favorite combo of mine to put together!




Ingredients

Trader Joe's pre-made pizza crust, read to bake

Half an apple thinly sliced

2 cup arugula

8 ounces fresh goat cheese (or more..no limits on cheese guys)

1 tablespoon pinenuts

4 to 5 tablespoons of fresh fig jam (honestly as much as you want)

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons flour (for pizza dough prep)

Honey for drizzling

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Recipe Preparation

First things first, set your oven to 450 degrees and get your pizza dough prepared. You want the dough to sit outside of the fridge for at least 15-30 minutes before trying to roll it out, otherwise, it will be too hard. Once your dough is easy enough to work with, spread your counter space with some flour and start stretching the dough out. I do a combination of a rolling pin and using my hands. Roll out to your desired thickness, I like my pizza crust on the thicker side! I place my finished pizza dough on a wood pizza pan in the oven but you can use a baking sheet as well. Make sure you flour either surface so it won't stick. Now for the fun part, everything on this pizza is cold toppings so all you need to do is get this crust cooked for about 8-10 minutes and you will be ready to go!

Once your pizza is out of the oven I immediately like to top it with olive oil so it soaks into the crust. Next, you will want to begin topping with your fig jam and goat cheese. It's okay if it starts melting into the crust! Next top with your arugula, apple, pine nuts, salt, pepper, and of course a little honey on top to serve!

Feel free to add more or less of any of the ingredients, this pizza is meant to be easy to throw together and to get a little creative with. I have seen all types of versions of this made, I personally just enjoy my goat cheese and fig pizza as an easy appetizer to serve at get-togethers. I would love to see how you all made this, comment below!

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Don't worry, I didn't forget about my suggested wine pairing! I believe with the acidity of the goat cheese and sweetness of the fig jam, you can't go wrong with a Sauvignon Blanc or Albariño! If you want to get really festive, go for some bubbles. Cava would be my first pick because it's not as sweet as Prosecco has a touch of minerality to complement the goat cheese!

Cheers!

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