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Special Homemade Fresh Fig Walnut Pizza

5 from 3 votes
Roni Cohen – @ronis_recipes
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This fig walnut pizza combines the sweet, luscious flavor of figs with the rich, earthy crunch of walnuts on a bed of a perfectly crispy crust.
Prep Time :15 minutes
Cook Time :15 minutes
Rising Time :12 hours
Total Time :12 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 6

EQUIPMENT

  • Pizza Cutter or a sharp/serrated knife
  • Rolling Pin
  • Pizza Peel or 2 pot holder
  • Pizza stone or an upside down sheet pan lined with parchment paper

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 2.2 pounds/ 1 kilogram 00 flour (pizza flour)
  • cups/650 milliliters water
  • tablespoons dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups mozzarella, shredded
  • 6 fresh figs, sliced
  • 36 whole walnuts
  • 12 sprigs thyme

INSTRUCTIONS

Day 1:

  • In a stand mixer bowl, add the flour, yeast and water. Mix until well combined, cover with a kitchen towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Add the salt and knead slowly for 5 minutes. Add the olive oil and knead until you get a sticky dough. Drizzle oil on the bottom of a large rectangular container and add the dough in using a spatula. Cover and let it rise for 30 minutes.
  • Fold the dough and create a new ball. Let it rise for another 30 minutes, then store in the fridge overnight.

Day 2:

  • Take the dough out 2 hours prior to making the pizza and divide it into 6 parts. Roll each part into a ball and add them back to the container.
  • When you're ready to make the pizza, preheat the oven to 450 °F (230 °C).
  • Roll each dough ball out to a 1" circle. Sprinkle ½ cup of shredded mozzarella and drizzle olive oil. Top with a sliced fig, 6 walnuts and thyme from 2 sprigs. Bake for 15 minutes, or until you get the color you like. Serve hot!

MY NOTES

Fig Walnut Pizza recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

What type of figs works best for the pizza?

For pizza, using ripe and flavorful fig varieties is essential. Opt for figs like Black Mission, Brown Turkey, or Kadota, as they work best for the pizza. These fresh figs add a delicate sweetness and unique taste to the dish. Their luscious texture complements the savory elements of the pizza, creating a delicious and well-balanced flavor profile.

Fig Walnut Pizza recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

Can I use dried figs instead of fresh ones?

While fresh figs are the traditional choice for Fig Walnut Pizza, you can experiment with dried figs if fresh ones are not available. However, keep in mind that dried figs have a more concentrated sweetness and a chewier texture, so the overall taste and experience of the pizza might differ slightly.

Fig Walnut Pizza recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

Can I add other toppings to Fig Walnut Pizza?

Absolutely! You can get creative and add a variety of toppings to customize your fig walnut pizza. Consider enhancing the flavors with peppery arugula, savory prosciutto, or tangy goat cheese. For a hint of sweetness, drizzle some balsamic glaze or honey over the toppings. Caramelized onions can add a rich depth of flavor, and a sprinkle of feta cheese can provide an extra tangy twist.

Fig Walnut Pizza recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

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