Ingredients for Prosciutto Artisan Flatbread

Package of frozen, pre-made pizza rounds

1/4 cup fig jam, softened in the microwave for 10-20 seconds

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary

4 oz St. Agur cheese, or any soft and crumbly blue cheese

4 oz thinly sliced prosciutto

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 green onion slivered for garnish

 

Directions to Make this Flatbread Appetizer

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove the frozen pizza shells from package and place onto baking sheet. With a fork, poke the shells all over. This will help the shells avoid expanding like a balloon in the oven.
  3. Spoon over a thin layer of fig jam onto the pizza rounds and sprinkle with a little garlic. Salt and pepper the rounds and add the chopped rosemary, and complete by crumbling over a little of eh St. Agur cheese evenly dispersed with the whole slices of prosciutto, covering the entire pizza. (Prosciutto shrinks significantly when baking in the oven.)
  4. Cook until the prosciutto is browned, about 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven.
  5. Cut into thin wedges and sprinkle with slivers of green onion.

This flatbread serves 6 to 8 as an appetizer

 

Italian Wines Pair Best with this Artisan Prosciutto Flatbread Recipe

Juicy, fruit forward wines with mouth watering acidity pair well with the ingredients on this flatbread, particularly the salty prosciutto and blue cheese. You can also match the flavour of the fig jam by choosing an Italian wine with dried fruit notes. Amarone della Valpolicella is a great choice for this wine and food pairing because of it’s intense fruit, good acidity, dried fruit characteristics like fig and raisin and a hint of cocoa. Another lovely option is Italian sparkling wine. If you prefer red, a Lambrusco is a delicious match or you can go with the traditional Prosecco that pairs well with anything, especially as an aperitif.

Here are our recommendations for Amarone, Lambrusco and Prosecco to pair with this Tasty Flatbread:

Brigaldara 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva

Paltrinieri 2017 Radice Lambrusco

Carpenè Malvolti Extra Dry Prosecco

 

Now that you’ve got a great flatbread with wine pairings for an appetizer, check out these recipes for more great wine & food pairings: