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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
This Prosciutto Fig Pizza recipe has been sponsored by Bays English Muffins. All opinions expressed here are my own.
I did not grow up with the bold flavors of Blue cheese, nor did I ever hear of something as exotic as prosciutto until I was in my twenties. I was raised in New England with bland flavors of the New England Boiled Dinner. Now, I love baked beans and apple pie but I didn't have a very broad palette when I was young.I have since grown to love exotic flavors! If you crave bold flavors, this Prosciutto Fig Pizza with Blue Cheese using Bays English Muffins is just the thing you need for dinner this week!
The Versatile English Muffin Pizza
The great thing about English muffin pizzas is how absolutely versatile they are. You can make a breakfast pizza with eggs and bacon or a kid favorite English muffin pepperoni pizza. Just vary the spreads, protein, and type of cheese. English muffin pizzas can feed you all day for a week without you ever eating the same thing twice!
Of course, this prosciutto fig pizza is delicious so I may be happy eating it all week. English Muffins can be used for more than just breakfast so I definitely encourage you to stock up and keep them on hand. Bays English muffins are seriously delicious just about any time of day!
Choose Bays English Muffins
I love English muffins but up until now had never tried Bays. They are actually so fresh that you have to buy them in the refrigerated section at the grocery store. They are made using an authentic recipe and real, simple ingredients. Cane sugar, flour, whole milk, butter, and as few preservatives as possible. They are fresh and tender out of the package and lightly crispy and chewy after you toast them. I'm definitely a huge fan!
Tips for this Prosciutto Pizza Recipe
Okay, a few tips for making this prosciutto pizza recipe before you get started. These tips will save you money and time, as well as minimize a few messes.
- Bays English Muffins can be frozen so you always have them on hand for English muffin pizzas. Just put them in a sealed freezer bag and freeze them. Take them out the night before and you are ready to assemble your homemade pizza.
- Don't waste your money on 'precrumbled' Blue cheese. Seriously. I bought a small block of Blue cheese for about $3.00. The same amount of precrumbled Blue cheese in a plastic tub was twice that much. Save money and crumble it yourself.
- Slice your prosciutto into small pieces. If you put one large piece of prosciutto on your pizza, all the toppings will slide off in your first bite. It may not look as pretty but it will be a lot less messy to eat.
- This fig jam prosciutto pizza does not make good leftovers. Make only what you will eat in one sitting.
Top with Arugula and Balsamic Glaze
I absolutely love the flavor of arugula and the peppery taste goes great with the bold flavors of Blue cheese and fig. Just drizzle the fresh arugula with olive oil and toss gently before putting it on top of the prosciutto fig pizza recipe. You could even spritz it with a bit of fresh lemon juice if you were really inspired.
After the homemade pizza is cooked and topped with fresh arugula, drizzle it with a balsamic glaze. While you could make that from scratch, I chose to buy a premade one and it was delicious.
Prosciutto Fig Pizza with Blue Cheese
Cooking from scratch is incredibly easy and it's a great way to experiment with bold new flavors. If you want to really get creative, make my homemade fig jam before you make this delicious fig and prosciutto pizza with balsamic drizzle!
- ¼ cup jarred fig jam, spread, or butter
- 4 BAYS English Muffins, any variety, split, toasted
- 2-3 ounce thin prosciutto slices
- ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 cup baby arugula
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Balsamic glaze
- Spread fig jam over muffin halves; top with prosciutto and blue cheese. Broil 2 minutes
- or until cheese is melted.
- Toss arugula and olive oil in small bowl; place on warm muffin pizzas. Drizzle with
- balsamic glaze.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 635Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 2355mgCarbohydrates: 61gSugar: 39gProtein: 32g
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.