I love pizza, I would eat it every day if I could, and I love to make pizza at home. So I’m always on the lookout for good pizza recipes. This one called for fresh figs, but they are in season only for a day or two, it seems! So I used dried figs, and I also jazzed up the recipe a bit, I mean, I’m all for healthy, gourmet pizza, but this is pizza, after all! When I sent Al out for sausage, I thought that he would get bulk breakfast sausage, like Jimmy Dean, but he got pre-cooked maple syrup links. They were good, but way too sweet for my taste. But even with the sweet sausage, this was the best home-made pizza that I have made.
8 oz sausage, cooked and crumbled
8 oz figs, stemmed and sliced
1 red onion, cut into large dice
6 oz lo-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 recipe garlic sauce (below)
1 raw pizza crust
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil and mist with non-stick cooking spray. Spread onions on foil and bake for 20 minutes, cool. Spread garlic sauce over pizza crust. Layer on onions, sausage, figs, and cheeses. Cook at 425 for 18 minutes, turning halfway through.
1 15 oz can chicken broth
1/4 c low-fat milk
2 t garlic powder
1 t dried thyme
3 T cornstarch
salt and pepper to taste
2 or 3 T crushed garlic
Heat broth, adding seasonings. Mix milk and cornstarch and add to broth, bring to a boil to allow to thicken considerably – stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Cool, stir in crushed garlic. This does not freeze, unfortunately.