First posted: Sep 29, 2016

Fig Jam, Rosemary and Brie Pizzas


Sometimes, life calls for pizza. You know, crunchy on the bottom, properly cheesy on top pizza. And this combination of sticky fig and balsamic jam (with added rosemary because it’s one of my favourite favourites) and the gentle creaminess of Brie is pretty hard to beat.



Cooks in:        Serves:4

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp rice malt syrup (or honey, or coconut sugar)
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary or ½ tsp dried
  • 6 fresh figs, halved
  • 6 wholewheat tortillas (or make your own pizza bases, see note below)
  • 200g mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 200g Brie cheese, thinly sliced
  • Fresh rocket, for garnishing

What to do

1. Add the butter and olive oil to a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. When the butter starts to foam add the onion and cook for 10 minutes, or until softened and starting to caramelise. Add the rice malt syrup (or alternative), rosemary and four of the figs and simmer gently for a further 10 minutes, or until golden and sticky.

2. Preheat the oven to 200 °C and prepare your ‘pizza’ bases. Divide the grated mozzarella between the tortillas, spoon over some of the fig and onion jam and then top with slivers of Brie and the two remaining figs, thinly sliced.

3. Place the tortillas onto nonstick baking trays and bake for 8–10 minutes, or until the Brie is golden and bubbling. Remove from the oven, top with fresh rocket and serve immediately.

Recipe for Easy Wholewheat Pizza Bases (Serves 4-6)
300g stone ground wholewheat flour
200g stone ground white flour
½ tsp salt
300ml luke-warm water
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sugar
7g yeast

Add the flour and salt to a large mixing bowl. Mix together the water, olive oil and yeast and leave to stand for a few minutes, until the yeast starts to foam. Add to the flour and mix well until combined, then knead on a lightly floured surface (or using an electric stand mixer with dough hook attachment) for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is silky and smooth. Wrap in clingfilm and leave to rest for 20 minutes, or until just before using.

Photo by Curtis Gallon.

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