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Krayl’s Grilled Fig, Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza {#SundaySupper}

National Pizza Month… did you know that was a thing? It’s it Pizza Day every day? Or at least on Friday’s and every other Sunday – right? Well since October is actually National Pizza Month it gives me an excuse to mix it up a bit and make one of my all-time favorite recipes – Grilled Fig, Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza. Does it get any better?

A Gallo Family Wine Pairing Grilled Fig Arugula Pizza from #AnAppealingPlan by @KraylFunch (1) 1000x

OK – I have to admit this is actually a spin on what is one of my favorite pizzas. In fact, I had my heart set on fresh figs and was just one week short of being able to find fresh figs in my local stores. I saw dried figs and even tried a version using them, but is just wasn’t the same. So instead to get the same flavor, I opted for a fig butter – sounds amazing doesn’t it, however there is no real butter in it, just pure figs – just as tasty and locally sourced, it’s is a great substitute during those months you are craving figs but can’t find them fresh.

A Gallo Family Wine Pairing Grilled Fig Arugula Pizza from #AnAppealingPlan by @KraylFunch (2) 1000x

A Gallo Family Wine Pairing Grilled Fig Arugula Pizza from #AnAppealingPlan by @KraylFunch (3) 1000x

This version skips the traditional mozzarella and replaces it with goat cheese, and then I topped it with the fig butter before grilling, giving the pizza a slight tang which plays well off the sweet and savory of the other ingredients – arugula, prosciutto, grilled pears, honey and fig balsamic.

Before we even get to the recipe you should probably start heating up your grill. Grilled pizzas I have learned require an extremely high heat in order to cook properly, so start the grill, open some wine and take a few minutes to relax before the cooking begins.

A Gallo Family Wine Pairing Grilled Fig Arugula Pizza from #AnAppealingPlan by @KraylFunch (4) 1000x

A Gallo Family Wine Pairing Grilled Fig Arugula Pizza from #AnAppealingPlan by @KraylFunch (5) 1000x

Speaking of wine… the Mr. + I have now come to terms about the fact that I pretty much only drink white wine {Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc} and he prefers a spicy red {Burgundy or Merlot}, so I now LOVE making whatever I feel like making and sipping on whatever I feel like enjoying without the pressure of “what wine pairs with this dish”! Sure, I still consider which style wine from each team we will be serving but it has completely set me free of the pressure of “only white wine with fish or chicken and only red with pork or beef”. Instead I consider the herbs, the cooking style and heartiness of the flavor combinations over the traditional rules when selecting my wines.

A Gallo Family Wine Pairing Grilled Fig Arugula Pizza from #AnAppealingPlan by @KraylFunch (6) 1000x

Always one to support American’s favorite past times, Gallo Family Vineyards is also celebrating National Pizza Month on their blog with recipes and stories on how others are celebrating my new favorite month! Visit the Gallo site to find out more {the perfect thing to do on your phone while the grill is heating up!}.

A Gallo Family Wine Pairing Grilled Fig Arugula Pizza from #AnAppealingPlan by @KraylFunch (7) 1000x


A Gallo Family Wine Pairing Grilled Fig Arugula Pizza from #AnAppealingPlan by @KraylFunch (8) 1000x


And now it is your turn… What is your favorite pizza, and yes…. what wine will you pair it with?? Let me know in the comments below and happy #NationalPizzaMonth!

Kray's Grilled Fig, Arugula + Prosciutto Pizza
Yields 2
  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1 pear, sliced thinly vertically
  3. Cornmeal, for dusting surfaces
  4. All-purpose flour, for dusting surfaces
  5. 1 pound pizza dough
  6. 8 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
  7. 8 ounces fig butter
  8. 1 bunch baby arugula
  9. 4 ounces prosciutto, sliced thinly into small strips
  10. 2 tablespoons honey
  11. 2 tablespoons fig balsamic vinegar
  1. Heat grill to medium heat.
  2. Brush a thin layer of olive oil on to sliced pears and grill grate. Place pears on grate and cook until edges begin to brown and curl up, turn over and cook other side for 3-5 additional minutes. Remove from grill and set aside on a clean plate.
  3. Bring grill up to high heat {at least 400 degrees will provide the best results}. If you are using a pizza stone insert it to bring up to heat as well.
  4. Split pizza dough to work with each half separately. On a floured surface, roll out dough to a 10 x 5 inch rectangle. Note - I have found that pizza dough seems to have a mind of its own so do not get caught up in the shape as long as the thickness is consistently less than 1/2 inch.
  5. Transfer dough to a cornmeal dusted pizza peel or wooden board, spread half of the goat cheese, then fig butter on dough and slide dough onto grill. Cook at high heat for approximately 10 minutes. {Note - grill temperatures vary greatly. Be sure to monitor the dough cooking to prevent burning.} Repeat with the second half of the dough.
  6. Cover with arugula, sliced prosciutto and pear slices. Drizzle with honey and fig vinegar. Slice and enjoy!
An Appealing Plan

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Since it is Pizza Month for an entire month… I have pulled together a few of my favorite Sunday Supper Family friends to create a month’s worth of recipes for you to try! Visit them all below and let them know I had hi!

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18 Responses to Krayl’s Grilled Fig, Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza {#SundaySupper}

  1. DB, Foodie Stuntman | Crazy Foodie Stunts October 8, 2015 at 11:16 AM #

    Yep, that’s the wine pairing advice I give too: Don’t worry about what pairs well with what. Drink what you like first.
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  2. Lisa @ Panning The Globe October 7, 2015 at 10:03 AM #

    This looks amazing Krayl! I adore grilled figs and I love the thought of combining them with goat cheese and arugula – Yum! My favorite pizza is mushroom, caramelized onion and gruyere with a drizzle of truffle oil.
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    • Krayl Funch October 7, 2015 at 11:35 AM #

      Ooooh Lisa that sounds wonderful!! I will have to give it a try.

  3. Marion@LifeTastesGood October 7, 2015 at 2:00 AM #

    Great idea to use the fig butter! A wonderful sub when you can’t get them fresh. I bet this combo tastes wonderful! It sure looks delish!
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    • Krayl Funch October 7, 2015 at 11:35 AM #

      So good I’m totally craving it again!

  4. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips October 6, 2015 at 8:16 PM #

    I love everything about this pizza!!
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  5. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere October 6, 2015 at 9:18 AM #

    What a great idea to use fig butter! Fresh figs are rarely available here, but now I know how to get my fig fix! Gorgeous pizza!
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    • Krayl Funch October 7, 2015 at 11:34 AM #

      Yes! And so much taster than dried…

  6. Sarah October 4, 2015 at 8:48 PM #

    Looks delicious! What, if anything, can I substitute for fig butter? Don’t know if I can (or know how) to get my hands on some.

    Thanks 🙂

    • Krayl Funch October 5, 2015 at 9:58 AM #

      Sarah I think you might be surprised but you can use fig jam or even dried figs if you can’t get the butter ir fresh figs. Enjoy!

  7. Laura Dembowski October 4, 2015 at 3:05 PM #

    I just love fresh figs, but you substituted well here. All of these flavors sound so great together!
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  8. Hezzi-D October 4, 2015 at 12:36 PM #

    I LOVE figs on a pizza!
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  9. Nichole October 4, 2015 at 8:22 AM #

    Oh yum! I love a similar style pizza from Cru Cellars….but making it at home sounds like a better idea! I have had fig jam before, but never fig butter. I need to try.
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    • Krayl Funch October 5, 2015 at 9:56 AM #

      The fig butter is super creamy and smooth!

  10. Liz October 4, 2015 at 7:44 AM #

    Fig butter was genius! So lovely with prosciutto—a fabulous pizza!!!
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    • Krayl Funch October 5, 2015 at 9:55 AM #

      Thank you Liz! I was really worried the taste would suffer but it actually brings it out!

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