CSA Week 8 - Sweet and Savory Apricot Pizza

So many flavors on one pizza!  Sweet fig jam, tart apricots, peppery arugula, salty feta... they all unite in this glorious pizza!  I love a slice of it along with my regular tomato and mozzarella pizza, it's delicious!
If I had had prosciutto, I would have added that too, but there were already some amazing flavors going on here.  Try this pizza if you want a similar option with peaches instead of apricots!
I used the other half of the pizza dough from when I made the cherry tomato pizza, and this one got a base of some garlic and olive oil, then fig jam.  Sliced apricots get layered on top.
Bake until browned and bubbly.
Feta cheese, sprinkled, for contrast.
Arugula on top of everything, for freshness!  Aren't you excited?!

Sweet and SAvory Apricot Pizza
Serves 2-3

Ingredients:
1/2 ball of pizza dough, risen
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1-2 tablespoons fig jam
2-3 small apricots, sliced
2-3 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
Arugula to top, as much as desired

Place a pizza stone on a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 500 degrees**.  Allow at least 30 minutes to come to this temperature, and in the meantime, you can prepare the pizza!

Set a piece of parchment paper on the counter (about the size of your pizza stone, or at least large enough to hold your pizza), and sprinkle evenly with about 1 tablespoon of cornmeal or flour.  Stretch and form your dough into a rough circle or oval shape, perfection is not important, and place on the prepared parchment paper.

In a small prep bowl, mix the olive oil and garlic, and brush evenly over the surface of the dough, especially over the edges.  Spread the fig jam over the center of the pizza, leaving space at the edge for the crust.  Place the apricot slices over the fig jam.

Transfer the entire pizza and parchment paper to the oven and place on the pizza stone.  Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are browning nicely and the jam is glossy and bubbling.  I'm able to grab the edges of the parchment paper to transfer it safely out of the oven (pulling the oven rack out a bit helps), but using a pizza peel or similar would be safer.  Be careful and don't burn yourself please! 

Sprinkle the feta cheese over the pizza, and slice as desired.  Add a handful of arugula to each slice, or as much as you want.

**Parchment paper usually states it is heat-safe to 450ish degrees.  I've never had an issue with parchment paper burning up in a 500 degree oven, but be aware of the risk and always be careful when using such a hot oven.
Enjoy!

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