I watched the Pioneer Woman make this on her show and I remember her saying that it was a girly type pizza. It definitely was and I loved it. The future husband took one bite of it, and said that he didn’t like it. Bummer. The combination of flavors go really well together. She should sell this pizza to Pizza Hut or some other famous chain restaurant like Pizza Luce.
I have to admit that the ingredients were kind of expensive to buy. The arugula was $3.49 a container, and the prosciutto was around $6.00. I didn’t go for the fresh mozzarella, that would have be around $15.00 for everything. The jam was from Stonewall Kitchen and I had picked it up at a Macy’s store. If you’ve never tried any of their products, I highly recommend them. I’m not a very fancy/elegant person that has to have ingredients like this all the time though. One splurge like this every once and awhile is fine enough for me.
Ingredients: from the Pioneer Woman
1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Scant 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for bowl
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 to 8 tablespoons fig spread or jam
12 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced thin
Freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
1 bunch washed and rinsed arugula
1 cup shaved Parmesan
For the crust: Sprinkle the yeast over 3/4 cup warm (not lukewarm) water in a bowl.
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, add the flour and salt and, with the mixer running on low speed, drizzle in the olive oil. Keep going until it’s mixed through. Next, pour in the yeast/water mixture and mix until just combined.
Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, tip the dough in and form it into a ball. Toss to coat the dough ball in the olive oil, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise for at least an hour, or up to 3 or 4 days.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Arrange the oven rack in the lowest position.
For the topping: Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface as thinly as possible Dough should be roughly 17 by 10 inches. Place on a large baking sheet. Drizzle lightly with the olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt. Spread the fig spread all over the surface of the dough. Lay the slices of mozzarella all over the surface of the pizza crust. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Bake the pizza until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly, 12 to 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and immediately drape the prosciutto slices over the hot pizza. Sprinkle generously with the arugula and Parmesan shavings. Cut into wedges or squares and serve immediately!
I’m not sure if I like the Pioneer Woman’s show yet. I’ve watched a couple of episodes and I know she lives on ranch, but watching the cowboy thing is kind of lame.