Fig Mascarpone Dessert Pizza

by mary on June 30, 2012

I’d only made my dessert pizza with pear or apple slices until a basket of figs and a jar of fig butter inspired me to come up with this version. I made a gluten-free crust, but you could use my recipe with white whole wheat flour instead. Here’s the pizza ready to go into the oven:

uncooked gluten-free dessert pizza on parchment paper

uncooked dessert pizza with figs, fig butter, and mascarpone

And after 10 or 11 minutes on the pizza stone at 500 degrees:

fig mascarpone dessert pizza shown sliced on a wooden plate

fig mascarpone dessert pizza cooked and sliced

I used fig butter from Trader Joe’s, but you could use fig jam or just sprinkle the top of the pizza with some nice big grains of unrefined crystallized sugar like demerara.

2013 Update: On family suggestion, I’ve upped the amount of mascarpone cheese in this.

Fig Mascarpone Dessert Pizza
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Dough for one pizza crust or 1 unbaked pizza crust
  • coarse corn meal for sprinkling on pizza peel or cutting board
  • 3 Tbs. fig butter (or fig jam, or sprinkle pizza with large-grained unrefined crystallized sugar)
  • 5 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • ½ pint (8 oz.) fresh figs, chopped
  • (several chopped walnuts, optional)
  • (pizza stone)
Instructions
  1. Put pizza stone in oven and heat to 500 degrees F.
  2. Sprinkle pizza peel or large flat cutting board with a generous amount of corn meal.
  3. Roll out pizza crust atop the corn meal.
  4. Spread fig butter or fig jam on crust (or if lacking either of those, after the other ingredients are on the pizza sprinkle it with unrefined sugar)
  5. Dot the pizza with mascarpone cheese.
  6. Cover the pizza with chopped figs and with walnuts if using.
  7. Slide pizza onto heated pizza stone.
  8. Cook 10-11 minutes at 500 F or until pizza begins to brown slightly on edges.

 

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Ivy July 2, 2012 at 4:26 am

Love figs. This pizza must be amazing!
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mary July 2, 2012 at 4:47 am

Thanks, Ivy! I’m sure you can get figs at a much better price than I can and use them as often as you want. For me they are kind of an occasional treat. It’s too cool where I live for them to be grown commercially, the ones I buy have been shipped from California.

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Kiersten July 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

This looks beautiful! Would you believe I’ve never tried a fig? I really need to remedy that…

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the wicked noodle July 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm

What a sophisticated dessert!
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mary July 10, 2012 at 1:20 am

Thanks, Kristy!

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Mireya July 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm

This sounds like my kind of dessert–low in added sugar and high in taste!

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mary July 10, 2012 at 1:19 am

Thanks, Mireya!

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Joanne July 6, 2012 at 5:53 pm

What a fantastic idea for a unique pizza. In fact, if we should have a pizza party, it would be pretty neat to offer this pizza along with maybe 4 or 5 different other styles.
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mary July 10, 2012 at 1:03 am

Thanks, Joanne! I usually make at least two, a dinner pizza and a dessert pizza.

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Marc November 30, 2012 at 10:16 am

Hmm… I guess I’m gonna try this this weekend… along with that Cocoa Cherry Cobbler… :)
Thanks, Mary.
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