Pizza Out-of-This-World Pizza with Goat Cheese and Fig Tapenade

posted by mamaSue 08-17-100 4:21 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Out-of-This-World Pizza with Goat Cheese and Fig Tapenade
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Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Appertizer/Dips
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2/3 cup chopped dried figs -- about 4 ounces
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 whole-wheat English muffin -- split
1 cup crumbled goat cheese -- (4 ounces)
Thyme springs (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine figs and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently until liquid is absorbed.

Place figs in a small bowl. Stir in olives, vinegar, oil, thyme, and pepper. Top each muffin half with 2 tablespoons cheese and 2 tablespoons fig mixture.

Place muffin halves on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Cut each muffin half in half. Garnish with thyme springs, if desired. Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 2 pieces).

CALORIES 175 (28% from fat); FAT 5.5g(sat 2.5g, mono 2g, poly 0.6g); PROTEIN 5.7g; CARB 26.8g; FIBER 3.4g; CHOL 13mg; IRON 1.7mg; SODIUM 290mg; CALC 131mg

Source: "Cooking Light, July 2000, page 104"

NOTES : A tapenade is a condiment from the Provence region of France typically made with olives, capers, and other seasonings. Ours contains figs, which gives it its thick consistency. It can be made several days in advance and refrigerated. On the day of the party, assemble the pizzas up to an hour in advance, cover, and leave at room temperature until ready to bake.

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