Roasted Asparagus and Fig Pizza with Thyme and Balsamic Glaze
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Serves: 8-10 slices
 
Ingredients
  • 1 package multi-grain pizza dough (*left out at room temp at least 2 hours in a bowl with clean kitchen towel over top)
  • 1 bunch asparagus (hard ends trimmed off and then sliced into 2 inch pieces)
  • 1 cup fresh mission figs (but any kind will do) quartered
  • all purpose flour for dusting
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • balsamic glaze for drizzling * (see above)
  • 15 oz. container whole milk ricotta cheese (you will use about 10 oz of it, more if you like heavier amounts of cheese)
  • extra virgin olive oil (for drizzling)**optional
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Lightly oil a rectangular baking sheet.
  3. Lightly flour a rolling pin and the surface where you will roll out the dough into roughly the size of the baking sheet.
  4. Gently transfer rolled dough onto the oiled baking sheet.
  5. Bake dough for about 20-25 min until crust is golden brown and set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  6. In meantime, on another small baking sheet, toss asparagus with a few drizzles of oil, garlic salt and pepper and roast for about 5-6 min until slightly brown and crispy (depending on thickness of your asparagus, times may vary).
  7. Once dough has slightly cooled, smooth on ricotta cheese with a large spoon or spatula.
  8. Top with roasted asparagus, figs, and thyme.
  9. Drizzle lightly with balsamic glaze (and a bit of olive oil over top** optional).
Recipe by The Hanging Spoon at http://thehangingspoon.com/roasted-asparagus-and-fig-pizza-with-thyme-and-balsamic-glaze/