Fig, Bacon and Goat Cheese Pizza

in Dinner, Pizza

Summer’s totally in full effect. I haven’t watched TV in days, my nails are bright pink, I can’t leave the house without sunglasses, and all I want to do is sit outside while drinking pink wine and eating pizza.

And iced coffee. I’m eating that like crazy, too.

I’ve been playing with a lot of pizza topping combinations and I’m really digging the whole sweet fruit thing with cheese and some sort of salty meat. It’s a winner of a combo; made only better with a drizzle of this balsamic/honey reduction thing I made. Sounds fancy (meh)…nah! Totally easy.

I was going to use blackberries instead of the figs, but when I saw them perched, looking all cute in their pretty little basket, blackberries didn’t have a chance.
I’ve also been on this undeclared mission to find a whole wheat pizza crust that can compete with this current favorite of mine. Well…this thing below totally struck out–it almost makes me mad looking at the picture. Yes, it’s true, pizza dough has the ability to make me angry.

I’m posting a picture as evidence that I had the best intentions with it, but it was bland and way too fluffy, if that makes sese. Don’t worry. I’m determined. I totally have my I’m-gonna-figure-this-out face on. It’s scary.
Despite this super lame pizza dough, this pizza is kind of flawless. It’s a mouth full of summer flavors going on that can only be made better by an accompanied glass of ice cold pink wine.

And maybe some sort of icebox cake. I like things icey. So icey.
Fig Bacon and Goat Cheese Pizza

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3-4 slices of bacon, cubed
12 ounces of store-bought (or homemade dough)
4 ounces goat cheese, softened
4-5 black figs, quartered
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 handful of arugula

Preheat oven to 500 degrees and heat up stone for 30 minutes.

In a medium fry pan–over medium heat fry bacon until crispy.

Gently pull pizza dough apart into a non-perfect circle. Place on a piece of parchment. Smear on a thick layer of goat cheese on the pizza dough’s entire surface. Top with figs and bacon. Place on the stone (with parchment) in the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

While pizza is cooking, add balsamic vinegar and honey to a small saucepan. Cook to reduce for 3-5 minutes, or until thick and syrupy. Remove pizza from oven and top with a handful of arugula and balsamic/honey reduction sauce.

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica @ How Sweet July 18, 2011 at 10:38 am

i will pay you a bajillion dollars to come cook this at my house now. thank you.

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Katrina July 18, 2011 at 10:39 am

This pizza looks perfect. Goat cheese makes everything right. Seriously.

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Blog is the New Black July 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Sounds so good!

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Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook July 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I make home made pizza all the time and come up with some, as my wife calls them, wild concoctions but would never think to put figs. I would try this! (And though dough doesn’t look that bad, so don’t be too mad! hahah)

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Adrianna July 22, 2011 at 6:29 am

Definitely wasn’t terrible–totally not blog worthy, though! ;)

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Lindsey@Lindselicious July 18, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I just made something super similar. I love how you spread the goat cheese on though- genius! Yours looks good and that honey balsamic sounds like an awesome accent!

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Ryan July 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm

This looks really tasty. Figga WHAT!

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Angharad July 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Some of my favourite flavour pairings going on there! This looks divine and perfect for pink fizz, outdoors, feet up. Ahhh.

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apaler1 July 18, 2011 at 8:14 pm

This looks so fantastic! I love the balsamic vinegar and honey reduction idea for a topping/sauce. Yum!

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Stephanie July 18, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Icebox cake? Icebox cake! That sounds perfect to go with the pizza. Could you please give us a recipe for that next?

Thank you.

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Adrianna July 22, 2011 at 6:29 am

It’s coming! I’m really excited about it.

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France July 18, 2011 at 9:51 pm

i love fig on pizza. i made one very similar to this but not with cream cheese! sounds great.

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Jen of My Tiny Oven July 18, 2011 at 10:39 pm

This looks so good. I really need to make it for dinner tonite, guess I will have to stop at the grocery store on the way home! YUM!

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jenmaan July 20, 2011 at 11:21 am

This looks so amazing. My husband wants the same old boring pepperoni pizza every Friday night. I might have to switch it up this week with this one. Thanks

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cailen July 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm

wow! that looks completely delicious! i love the sweet/savory combo. yum!

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Nadette July 20, 2011 at 5:08 pm

this looks amazing, but of course it is. It’s got sweet fig, salty bacon, and tangy goat cheese. pretty much, the tastebuds don’t stand a chance in resisting such an awesome combination of flavor. If only I could use my oven in July after 5am…and even then that’s pushing it, lol

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Adrianna July 22, 2011 at 6:30 am

Trust me, I understand this. #ugh.

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yummy supper July 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I am a huge fan of the bacon, fig, goat cheese combo for salads. But as a pizza? Never thought of that one. It looks amazing!
-E

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Janis July 21, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Looks awesome. Meaning to make pizza for a while and to get some figs! A cozy kitchen is a beautiful blog, love your pictures.
Janis

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audrey July 21, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Would blue cheese insead of goat be too rich?

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Adrianna July 22, 2011 at 6:30 am

No way. I think blue cheese would be heavenly.

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Katelyn July 25, 2011 at 2:50 am

Oh man! This looks heavenly!

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Jess (Will Run for Cheeseburgers) August 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm

this pizza looks amazing! can’t to try it …

silly question. the parchment underneath the pizza dough is ok to go into the oven? I wasn’t sure if the paper would burn at such a high temperature.

thanks!

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Adrianna August 2, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Not a silly question. It totally gets a little burnt and brown, but I don’t really mind. I also lack one of those wooden pizza transfer-er things. If you’re scared of burning the house down (which you shouldn’t), I’d use one of those to transfer it to the oven.

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Kim August 19, 2011 at 12:43 am

I made this pizza tonight and it was spectacular! I used peaches instead of figs because that is all the grocery store had- and I would highly recommend it as a suitable alternative. The balsamic reduction was the perfect finishing touch!

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