Okay. Hopefully by now, you’ve made your ricotta. Right?

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Good.

Now we’re going to make our new favorite pizza.

Remember those fig bushes in our yard? Well, the figs are finally starting to ripen.

So far, they’re ripening just a few at a time. I’ve started picking them just as they start to turn and baby them on the back porch until they’re fully ripe. The process is working pretty good, and this past weekend, I finally had enough to make the one thing I’d been dying to try: a fig pizza.

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Since this week is our trip to Honduras, I had planned to make pizzas for lunch on Sunday so we could use up some more of our produce and cheeses and clean out the fridge.

And with 6 perfectly ripe figs, I had just the right amount to top this pie.

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Salty bacon. Soft, peachy figs. Rosemary-laced homemade ricotta. Briny feta. Syrupy ribbons of balsamic reduction.

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Got figs?

If not, you might want to find some.

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Bacon, Fig, Feta and Homemade Ricotta Pizza

Makes: 8 medium-size slices

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup ricotta with rosemary
  • 6 fresh figs, stems cut off and quartered
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 crust (1/2 recipe) of my go to pizza dough recipe

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook diced bacon until about halfway cooked (not until crisp). Remove from skillet and let cool while you prep the pizza.
  3. Stretch dough into a circle to fit your pizza stone or baking sheet.
  4. Brush olive oil on the dough and spread on the ricotta.
  5. Top with the crumbled bacon, figs, and feta.
  6. Place pizza in the oven and bake 11-12 minutes until the cheese is starting to brown and the dough is cooked.
  7. While the pizza is baking, bring balsamic to a boil, then lower to a simmer and let cook 5-10 minutes or until the vinegar has reduced  by half and coats a spoon.
  8. Once the pizza is done, drizzle with the balsamic syrup.
  9. Serve.

18 Responses to “Bacon, Fig, Feta and Homemade Ricotta Pizza”

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    TracyP — July 27, 2011 at 3:06 am

    We have a fig tree but no ripe ones yet. Can’t wait to try this!

    • admin replied: — July 27th, 2011 at 3:20 am

      Fun! I hope you try it :) This is the first time I’ve ever had fresh figs. I love them!

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    Maris(In Good Taste) — July 27, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Can you say gourmet pizza! Have a really great trip!

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — July 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Yum! I love figs dried or fresh. You are one lucky duck that you have a fig bush in your yard! great looking pizza :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 27, 2011 at 11:39 am

    This looks amazing! If I had the ingredients, I’d be making it for breakfast!

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    Erica — July 27, 2011 at 11:54 am

    mmmm. take off the bacon and I am IN! This looks seriously so good- gourmet! I love using fresh ingredients from our garden.

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    Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy — July 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    love the combo of sweet and salty, this looks awesome!

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    Sarah R — July 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    This sounds insanely delicious! Safe travels and enjoy your trip!

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    Megan — July 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    This sounds like the perfect combination of ingredients. I love how so much of the pizza is homemade and home-grown!

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    Amelia — July 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    That looks ridiculously good. The house I grew up in had a fig bush and I loved it! I miss having that around. I feel like a lot of people haven’t tried figs and are seriously missing out! :)

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    The Sky was never the Limit — August 1, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Wow, never had fig on a pizza before but this one looks divine!

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    Maria — August 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Great pizza creation!

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    Marla — August 9, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Love the pizza! Honestly I need to make some homemade ricotta.

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