Figs. Dude. They’re totally my downfall.
Y’all, I really don’t know what in tarnation comes over me at the Teeter when I see the figs. I turn into some kind of a crazy person and have to scoop up every box in the cooler – and there are usually only about 4 or 5 boxes. I just have this compulsion to hoard them all to myself. NO FIGS FOR ANYONE ELSE!
I then realize the extent of my craziness, the error of my ways, and attempt to hide boxes of figs all over the place. They’re in the produce drawer of the fridge, hidden behind the OJ on the top shelf, and my worst offense – the crisper drawers in the garage beer fridge. I have not stooped so low (yet) to store them in the kegerator, but give me time, friends. Give me time.
I always get busted. Chris will start looking for something to pack for lunch or decide he needs a beer and piles of figs start falling like rain. Or like skeletons from my closet.
Then he’s all, “WTF are you going to do with all these figs, chick?” Or “Lucy, you have some ‘splainin’ to do!” Either way I’ve got to do some quick thinking.
Ummmm….. I totally plan to make you something AWESOME!
Yeah, that’s it. Because I always have a plan.
Roasted Fig, Prosciutto, and Ricotta French Bread Pizza
- 8 Figs top with stem sliced off and halved lengthwise
- Juice of 1 small or 1/2 of a large orange
- 6-8 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1 onion thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 12 inch loaf French bread cut in half then sliced in half lengthwise
- 1 15 ounce container of ricotta cheese
- 12 thin slices of prosciutto
- 1 cup arugula
Preheat oven to 425
Arrange fig halves in a baking dish, cut side up
Drizzle the juice from the orange over the figs and lay the thyme sprigs on top
Roast the figs for about 15 minutes
Remove figs from oven and set aside
Reduce oven temp to 375
While the figs are roasting caramelize the onions
Melt the butter and olivie oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat
Add the sliced onions and stir to coat with the butter and olive oil, cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, caramelized, and brown in color, 20-30 minutes - be careful not to burn them
Arrange the 4 pieces of bread on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, cut side up
Divide the ricotta evenly between the 4 pieces of bread, spreading it evenly over each one
Add 3 pieces of prosciutto to each of the pieces of bread
Top each with 4 fig halves, then evenly divide the caramelized onions over the figs
Bake 7-9 minutes
Top each with 1/4 cup of arugula prior to serving
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I love figs but have never tried them on pizza before! This looks fantastic, Rachelle! Such a great idea to roast them on a pizza, especially when ricotta is involved. Sounds like the perfect dinner!
Thanks Gayle! Everything’s awesome with ricotta!
Cali | Cali's Cuisine
We love figs at our house! There is a white fig tree at a park about 5 blocks from our house. We started picking figs there 10 years ago, then the secret got out and someone else beat us to the fig picking punch. My husband solved the problem by planting 3 fig trees in our yard. One in front and two in back. We are starting to get some figs in, but my younger daughter will pick them and eat them right off the tree, leaving none for the rest of us. Hopefully I will have some for recipes in the next few years…
Your fig pizza looks like perfection!
You have 3 fig trees!?!?! Jealous!
I would love to eat this… but I know that I would drench it with a balsamic reduction! It’s my favorite on figs!
That is one very excellent idea!
David @ Spiced
This flavor combo is amazing! But I’m seriously picturing you at the Teeter when you see the figs. It’s like, “Get out of my way, little old ladies…I will run you down with my cart to get those figs!!” Haha! Love this pizza recipe!
I will totally mow down anyone in my way when it comes to figs. My buggy (’cause I’m in the south) is my weapon!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
What a fantastic looking pizza, Rachelle! I love figs, I love bread and I love pizza. Yay! That means, I am definitely going try these gorgeous looking delicious pizza. 🙂
You can’t go wrong with figs and bread, right? Thanks Anu!
I am imagining figs falling like rain on Chris when all he wants to do is grab a beer…hahaha! That cracked me up! I also imagine that this french bread pizza got you out of trouble! De-lish!
Isn’t Chris the luckiest guy!?!?! 🙂
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Ha! So it’s YOU who is buying up all the figs in NC? Alright. I need your address, stat, because I am coming to steal some of your abundant supply!! :D. I kid… maybe. Anyways, I love me some figs too, especially when paired with proscuitto and a creamy cheese. Yum Yum YUM. Throw that shhiiiii on some french bread? Omg, heaven!! Love this Rachelle! P.s. if you figure out a way to store figs in the kegerator, you MOST post a picture!!! Lol. Cheers, doll! Xo
Guilty! I confess! You totally know where to find me and you should totally do it soon! I’ll share my fig stash! And if I can figure out a way to hide my figs in the kegerator I’m totally going to out myself and post a pic! 🙂
First of all, you’re hilarious. If figs are a downfall, be grateful and move on, because crack cocaine or straight up cigarettes are worse, I hear. Besides, you’re stealing Cheyanne’s supply, so it’s all good. 🙂 I kid. I love that girl.
This looks incredible, Rachelle!
I’m kind of ridiculous and you should totally be glad you are not married to me, Mir! I’ll share my figs with Cheyanne any day of the week if she gets in her car and drives the 1.5 hours over here. I love that girl too and you are right up there on the list as well! Cheers, friend!
Such a lovely idea. I am going to try this. Its gorgeous!
Thanks Kushi! And thanks for stopping by! I’m going to check out your site!
Meagan @ The F&B Department
I hate that they only put like 5 in a container! Then you buy a ton of them, and the cashier is like “You must be feeding an army!” Yeah. An Army of Me!!!
Right? That’s going to be my excuse from here on out to Chris! They totally don’t put enough in one container and I have to buy 14.7 thousand! Thanks for the tip, Meagan!!!!
Savita @ ChefDeHome
I love figs! specifically when baked or roasted, super yumm! This combo on pizzza looks so delicious, Rachelle! Thanks for sharing, girl!
Thanks Savita! 🙂
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
This looks awesome 🙂
Katalina @ Peas and Peonies
OMG I love roasted figs, they are such a treat and can be used in both: savory and sweet dishes. Love the prosciutto combo!
Obviously I love them too! 🙂
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
Hahaha I can’t get enough of roasted figs this year too. They look awesome on this pizza! Love the prosciutto and ricotta!
Thanks Kelly! I’m glad I’m not alone in the fig craze!
Manali @ CookWithManali
I really like figs but have never tried them on a pizza! It needs to change!
It was a first for me too, Manali!
Cristina @ I Say Nomato
Hahaha, I love this! I imagine you making a treasure map just so you can remember where you hid all of them! This looks super delicious, I love prosciutto with anything sweet, I’ll have to try it with figs, because this looks completely amazing! Thanks for sharing! #wednesdayshowcaseparty
That’s a fantastic idea, Cristina! Thanks for letting me party with y’all and thanks for the feature! 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Haha, well, I am new to the fig loving band wagon. I went for years hating them, and now I love them. Maybe my taste buds changed or something. That photo of the figs is awesome!
I went for years without knowing what I was missing! Glad you love the fig now!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel
Hahaha, I am totally like that when I grocery shop! Most often the hubs is in the fridge actually looking for some real food to eat and all he finds is baking. This is the most creative french bread pizza I’ve seen yet!
Haha! Our poor husbands! Thanks for your kind words, Ashley!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
Dude, it’s time for a fig intervention ASAP. If you don’t get some help, eventually you’ll be just like the cat lady, but with boxes of figs all over the place. Nice to know you have a garage beer fridge too because now I don’t feel like I’m so much of a sot.
OMG! I would have to get another beer fridge! And I think I’m more of a sot than you, since I also have a kegerator in my dining room! 🙂
Linda @ Veganosity
Haha! I love figs too, but I don’t have to hide them because my husband won’t eat them all.
Nice! You are a lucky lady, Linda!
Oh my! These look so good. I need to go find some figs, but someone bought them all 😉 But seriously, I’ve gotta give this a try, I might just want to eat the roasted figs without the bread, but then again, bread is amazing.
Thanks for visiting, Kati! I haven’t been to the Teeter in a few day, so maybe they have re-stocked!