Blue Cheese, Fig and Arugula Mini-Pizzas

Sunday, August 25, 2013

You know me.  I’m the one who sits beside the fig jam at book club and glares at anyone who helps themselves a little too enthusiastically.  Because really, it’s mine. 

And hopefully, that fig jam is perched next to some blue cheese (in a perfect scenario, it’s Saint Agur, but I’ll happily eat whatever you’re serving).  While the rest of you are discussing the book, I’ll be eating for three.

So you can guess how I reacted when I saw this recipe for blue cheese, fig and arugula mini-pizzas.  Yup, it makes a recipe out of things I normally just dip into, and it tosses in my beloved arugula.  The beauty of this recipe isn’t that it’s so easy, or that it’s so good: it’s that now I can make it, and call it dinner.


Blue Cheese, Fig and Arugula Mini-Pizzas
(adapted from Canadian Living)

3 Tbsp fig jam
12 mini whole grain pitas
1/2 cup crumbled Saint Agur, or other blue cheese
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme (optional)
1 cup arugula, chopped
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp lemon juice
  
Spread fig jam on each pita; top with blue cheese and thyme.  Bake on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is melted, 4 to 6 minutes.  Transfer to serving platter.

Meanwhile, toss together arugula, oil and lemon juice.  Arrange over pizzas.


38 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

Let's hope that if we're ever at the same party, there will be extra fig jam!
This looks delicious.

Best,
Bonnie

Kathy said...

I still have a few jars of fig jam left from last summer…wish I could share with you. I usually make a batch right about this time of the year. These mini pizzas look so yummy…a must try! Have a great Sunday, Beth!

Valerie said...

I am the silent sentinel of goat cheese & caramelized onion crostinis - we would fun together at parties.

These mini pizzas look scrumptious!! I'll look out for Saint Agur blue cheese - it must be quite spectacular to have such a name. :D

cquek said...

Now officially on my to-make list

Belinda said...

How adorable. Figs are never given their proper due attention!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Figs and blue cheese is such a wonderful combo! I've never thought to use it to make pizza, though, mini or otherwise. Love the idea - really good stuff. Thanks.

Gloria Baker said...

these look amazing Beth make me drool:)
delicious!!

Julie said...

Yum! What a unique pizza. Figs aren't ever in season here and hard to find.

Liz Berg said...

I'd be happy to call these dinner, too! So simple and wonderful...and now I have a new blue cheese to hunt down :)

Sarah said...

Blue cheese, figs and arugula is such a wonderful combination, I bet these were soo delicious.

grace said...

brilliant combination!
for the record, if i was ever going to get into a slap fight with another women, it would undoubtedly be over something edible. :)

kumars kitchen said...

wow! this is such an innovative combination for pizzas,these look gorgeous and will make for a great snack,terrific recipe :-)

Paula Montenegro said...

My kind of combination too Beth, and you´d have to fight me for those figs at the book club...! Arugula on top of a pizza is one of my favorite things.

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

These sound fantastic! What a fabulous combination of flavors. You've got me craving mini-pizzas at 7 AM now! =)

Joanne said...

I'm a sucker for fig jam also! Kind of want to turn this into a HUGE pizza!!

Jemi Fraser said...

I tried my first fig a couple of weeks ago - never tried fig jam though. Sounds like an interesting pizza! :)

Angie Schneider said...

I am CRAZY for fig jam too! A heavenly match with blue cheese. Those mini pizzas are fantastic!

yummychunklet said...

Amazing sounding pizzas!

Katerina said...

I am not a big fan of blue cheese but my husband and son adore it! These mini pizzas would be devoured in minutes!

Juliana Levine said...

Beth, the combination of fig jam, blue cheese and arugula is just perfect...something that I would love to have...thanks for the inspiration.
Have a lovely week :D

We Are Not Martha said...

I just bought a huge amount of figs and had a pizza planned... But now I want this one! :)

Sues

Daniela Grimburg said...

These are such elegant,refined pizzas.
Love the combination of flavors and textures!

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Karen Kerr said...

Beth that sounds so good! I absolutely love the combination. And I LOVE blue cheese.

Karen Kerr said...

Beth that sounds so good! I absolutely love the combination. And I LOVE blue cheese.

Amy said...

This is a great flavor combination! I love the pairing of figs with blue cheese.

nancy at good food matters said...

one of my all time favorites! i make a similar flatbread pizza, sometimes adding prosciutto and leeks. fig lovers are a distinct group to which I am happy to belong.

Ruth Schiffmann said...

I am not a very adventurous cook (or eater) but I know where to come if I want to try something new.

belesaaru said...

What a unique combination... Will give it a shot for sure! Wonderfully done!

Patty Price said...

Delicious! I can't imagine you glaring at anyone ;) I'm also a lover of fig jam and Saint Agur blue cheese, in my humble opinion-it is just the best blue cheese! And arugula is such a favorite with me that I try to grow it in my garden year round! So, your creation of flavors in your mini-pizzas is perfection in a bite to me- and yes, I most likely wouldn't want to share either!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Beth, what a lovely combination of ingredients - blue cheese, arugula and figs sound awfully delicious together - great recipe, dear Beth!
Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend!

Beth said...

Ha! Patty, you've never seen me at the book club table! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only Saint Agur fan - it's truly fantastic.

And thanks for your kind words, Andrea. Hope you have a great weekend too!

Guru Uru said...

This is one of my favourite posts of yours my friend, this mini-pizza looks absolutely brilliant :D

Cheers
CCU

Charu Suri said...

This looks fantastic!

lisa is cooking said...

I love fig jam with blue cheese! This a perfect mix of toppings.

backroadjournal said...

There is something extra special about the combination of figs and blue cheese. The little mini pizzas look terrific!

Roz Corieri Paige said...

I have made a regular sized fig and goat cheese pizza, but this idea of mini-fig and blue cheese with arugula! WOW! What a great idea for a party, Beth!

Roz

Beth said...

Thanks, Roz!

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