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Bacon, Blue Cheese and Fig Pizza

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 7 mins
Yield Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces bacon (about 4 strips), cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick pieces
  • Flour or cornmeal, for dusting
  • 1 10-oz. ball pizza dough
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 dried figs, thinly sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 469
  • fat 24 g
  • satfat 9 g
  • protein 22 g
  • carbohydrate 43 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 48 mg
  • sodium 1152 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill for direct, medium-high grilling. If using charcoal, push 2/3 of hot coals to 1 side of grill; spread remaining 1/3 on other side. If using a gas grill, reduce heat on 1 side of grill to medium.

  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon, stirring, until brown and crisp, about 7 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

  3. Dust a 14-inch-wide pizza peel with flour or cornmeal; flour a work surface. Roll dough into a 12-inch round. Transfer dough to pizza peel and brush with olive oil.

  4. Have your toppings within reach of the grill. Slide dough onto hottest part of grill; cover grill. Cook, rotating as needed, until bottom is blistered and browned, about 2 minutes. Flip dough onto cooler side of grill.

  5. Spread mozzarella over crust; sprinkle with blue cheese, bacon and figs, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Cover grill and cook until bottom of crust has browned and cheese has melted, 2 to 3 minutes, occasionally uncovering and checking bottom of crust to ensure it's not burning. If it is, reduce heat (if using a gas grill) or move off the grill (if using charcoal). Transfer pizza to a cutting board; let stand 2 minutes. Slice and serve.