Piadini with Gorgonzola, Prosciutto, and Fig Jam

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Our variation of this Italian flatbread dish is stuffed with salty cheese, spicy arugula and savory prosciutto.

Piadini with Gorgonzola, Prosciutto, and Fig Jam
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
40 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Grill Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
59 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
4 piadini (8 appetizer servings)

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme or oregano or 1 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano, crushed

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 ½ - 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup water

  • ¾ cup fig jam

  • 4 ounce Gorgonzola or blue cheese, crumbled

  • 2 cup lightly packed arugula

  • 2 - 4 ounce thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into bite-size pieces

  • Ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In small bowl whisk together 4 tablespoons of the oil, the thyme, and garlic. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine 2-1/2 cups of the flour, the baking powder, and salt. Add the water and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the flour mixture, stirring until a ball forms. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 3 to 4 minutes or until the dough is soft, pliable, and smooth, adding as much of the remaining flour as needed. Divide dough evenly into four balls.

  3. Roll each ball to a circle 8 to 9 inches in diameter. Brush both sides of each dough round with the oil mixture.

  4. For a charcoal or gas grill, grill dough rounds on the greased rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until bottoms are browned and crisp. Turn dough rounds over; spread with fig jam and sprinkle with cheese. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes more or until bottoms are browned and crisp. Remove from heat.

  5. Top with arugula and prosciutto. Sprinkle with pepper. Fold in half to serve.

Grill Pan Method:

Heat a greased grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook one or two dough rounds (depending on the size of your grill pan) on the hot grill pan for 2 to 3 minutes or until bottoms are browned and crisp. Turn rounds over; spread with fig jam and sprinkle with cheese. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more or until bottoms are browned and crisp. Remove from heat. Repeat with the remaining dough rounds. Serve as above.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

365 Calories
13g Fat
52g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 762mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 171.6mg 13%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 122mg 3%
Folate, total 80.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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