Pear and Fig Pizza Appetizer

Hope you all had a great weekend!  I went for a nice hike with my mom and dog, refurnished a new dresser I bought and enjoyed some R&R around the house between coats of paint.  After our hike on Saturday morning my mom and I stopped at the Blue Hill Co-Op as usual and they had some beautiful fresh figs for sale.  Now, figs can be pretty pricey, and by that I mean these were 15 dollars a pound(!).  You'll be happy to know this recipe only calls for 3 figs which comes in around a couple bucks and the flavor they add is totally worth it.
I made a recipe similar to this one a few years ago but since figs weren't in season at the time, I settled for fig jam and used it as the sauce for this "pizza".  Fig jam is a much more economical way to make this pizza but keep in mind it also is much sweeter. 
This recipe makes a great appetizer that is really easy to prepare.  You can cut it into rectangles or into triangles to serve.  Or if you're like me you can enjoy a whole one for yourself with a glass of wine and an episode of Will & Grace after a long day of furniture rehab. 
Have a great rest of the week!  See you back here soon!

Pear and Fig Pizza Appetizer
by Ali Caron, RD
Serves 4

2 peices Naan bread
3 fresh figs, sliced
1 pear, sliced
1 cup arugula
1 oz goat cheese
1/2 Tablespoon olive oil

Directions:  Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.  Place naan on pizza stone or baking sheet.  Place half the arugula in a layer on each peice of naan.  Arrange pear and fig slices on top of the arugula.  Using your fingers, break up the goat cheese and sprinkle it on top of the fruit.  Drizzle olive oil over each pizza and place in the oven for about 10 minutes or until goat cheese just starts to brown.  Let cool slightly and slice into strips or triangles. 

Nutrition Facts: 224 Calories, 6g Fat, 36.7g Carbohydrates, 7g Protein, 3.6g Fiber, 168mg Sodium, 159mg Potassium

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