Prep time: 10 min plus a 15 minute cook time
Serves: 8-12 as an appetizer or 2-3 as a meal
Pairs well with: A crisp glass of white wine, Gin and Tonic, or seasonal cocktails
- 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 lb. of purchased or prepared pizza dough (Trader Joe’s has an excellent and inexpensive fresh already made pizza dough that is perfect for this)
- 1 ¼ cup shredded Fontina cheese
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh Medjool dates
- 4 ounces of thinly sliced Prosciutto, torn into rough pieces
- Fresh ground pepper
- Good quality balsamic vinegar to drizzle over your flatbread (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- On a half sheet pan, grease your whole pan with 2 tbsp. of the olive oil to cover.
- Divide your dough in half and stretch out each half into a 5×14 oblong piece and set them side by side onto your prepared baking sheet.
- Brush each piece with the remaining one Tbsp. of olive oil making sure to get the edges to make the crust nice and crisp.
- On each piece of dough, top them with the shredded fontina cheese, gorgonzola, red onion and chopped medjool dates.
- Put into your preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown and the cheese is melted.
- Once out of the oven, top with freshly ground pepper to taste, and drape Prosciutto pieces over the flatbreads.
- Lightly drizzle your balsamic vinegar over the flatbreads, cut them into triangles and serve.
- The flatbread is delicious right out of the oven, but just as tasty at room temperature as well, making it an easy make ahead appetizer.
- Good quality syrup-y balsamic vinegar is a must if using! I highly recommend OMG! Classic barrel-aged Balsamic Vinegar which can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/OMG-Classic-Barrel-Aged-Balsamic-Vinegar/dp/B00HQS0X3S/ref=sr_1_4?crid=54LJV6DM5JD6&keywords=omg+balsamic+vinegar&qid=1575938280&sprefix=omg+ba%2Cgarden%2C213&sr=8-4
- Be careful not to cook the flatbreads too long as the medjool dates will burn, so 15 minutes in the oven should be tops.
- Most of these ingredients I picked up at Trader Joe’s making this a very easy appetizer to shop for and assemble using their products.
Photos by Marla Smith Photography