ham and fig pizza

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Country Ham and Fig Pizza

From the book Pizza on the Grill by and

Introduction

If you don’t have access to country ham in your part of the country, substitute thick-sliced prosciutto or order it online.

Ingredients

½ cup ricotta cheese
¼ cup mascarpone
1 Tbsp. honey
¼ cup uncooked grits or polenta, for rolling the dough
1 ball prepared pizza dough, at room temperature
2 Tbsp. olive oil
½ cup fig jam
8 fresh figs, cut in half, or 6 dried figs, sliced on an angle as thinly as possible (try to get 4 slices per fig)
6 oz. country ham, thinly sliced (about 5 biscuit-size slices) and broken into pieces or diced
¼ cup walnut halves, toasted and roughly chopped
~ Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Steps

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, mascarpone, and honey until smooth. Reserve for topping.
  2. Preheat the grill, roll out and shape the dough, and grill the first side of the crust per the master instructions for gas or for charcoal. Use tongs to transfer it to a peel or rimless baking sheet. Flip the crust to reveal the grilled side.
  3. Spread the entire surface with the jam. Artfully arrange the fig slices on top and sprinkle with the ham and walnuts. Spoon small dollops of the ricotta-mascarpone mixture over the top.
  4. Finish grilling the pizza per the master instructions.
  5. Remove from the grill and season with pepper. Since the ham is salty, taste first, then salt only if necessary. Slice and serve immediately.

This content is from the book Pizza on the Grill by Bob Blumer and Elizabeth Karmel.

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1. by awong on Jul 15, 2009 at 10:52 AM PDT

Love grilled pizza. Love this combination. I’ve done this with prosciutto di parma draped off the heat onto the hot pizza so it gently melts into the crust. So good.

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