Recipe: Goat Cheese + Fig Pizza with Caramelized Onions

goat cheese and fig pizza with caramelized onions

pizza recipe with fig and goat cheese

pizza with goat cheese and onions

recipe for goat cheese pizza

Fruit on pizza is (surprisingly enough!) a concept that’s still foreign to a lot of people, probably because they’re only familiar with the pineapple and ham variety. Now, a good pineapple pizza has its place, to be sure, but I think that dressing up a pie with more surprising fruits can actually take a pizza from ho hum to very elegant. In college, I used to make a pizza that featured pear, arugula, and gorgonzola cheese (so good!), but I’m dying to try this version sent to me by the lovely Jennifer and Georgie from J+G Design. How pretty and delicious does this look? And here’s the best part: this recipe couldn’t be simpler. Make this on a weeknight, or make it with friends for a party…either way, everybody wins.

Get the recipe here: 

FIG AND GOAT CHEESE PIZZA WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS

recipe provided by J+G Design

1 1lb. package of pre-made pizza dough from your local grocery store (any kind will work)
1 medium sized red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
6-8 figs (any variety will work), cleaned and trimmed of any stems
1 4oz. package goat cheese (plain)
¼ cup chopped pistachios for sprinkling (optional)
– olive oil and all purpose flour

This recipe is perfect for a stay-at-home cooking date or an easy weekend meal. Pre-heat your oven according to your pizza dough package directions (usually to around 450 degrees). Lightly grease your pizza pan or sprinkle with flour. Knead and press the pizza dough into your pizza pin until it is approximately 14″ in diameter. You want the dough to be spread as evenly as possible.

In a medium skillet, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the sliced onions and saute for 10-15 minutes, until the onions are browned and caramelized. While the onions cook, cut the figs in thin slices from stem to base.

Once the onions are caramelized, spread over the dough, then drop silver dollar sized amounts of goat cheese around the pizza until the entire package is used. Dot the top of the pizza with the sliced figs, and drizzle a little olive oil over the whole thing. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool for about 10 minutes, sprinkle with chopped pistachios, and serve! We love to pair it with a chilled bottle of rosé!

{Image Credits: Michael Jordan for J+G Design}

16 comments

  1. This is my favorite pizza, and I make it every summer. I have a huge fig tree in my backyard so I basically spend all of August coming up with new ways to use them all up. I like the addition of pistachios here–interesting!

    15 Jul 2013 | Reply
  2. Anne [A Squared] said: replied:

    I want to eat this right now. Looks amazing!

    15 Jul 2013 | Reply
  3. Lisa said: replied:

    Looks so delicious! I am making it tonight!!!!

    15 Jul 2013 | Reply
  4. Anne said: replied:

    I have a similar recipe that I ADORE, but it also calls for sausage. Mmmm… :) If you can’t find fresh figs, I find dried figs work great in a pinch as well.

    -Anne
    http://www.hammer-and-heels.com

    15 Jul 2013 | Reply
  5. FripperyVintage said: replied:

    Love this combination and we will have fresh figs from our tree

    15 Jul 2013 | Reply
  6. Alyssa said: replied:

    This looks just about perfect. I’ve never had fig on pizza before, but it sounds incredible!

    15 Jul 2013 | Reply
  7. yes yes, ya’ll! i want this in my belly RIGHT. NOW.

    15 Jul 2013 | Reply
  8. Molly said: replied:

    This is such a great pizza – I make a version of it myself. Just a quick note, but it takes me a lot longer to carmelize onions – sometimes as much as 45 minutes. Otherwise, they’re just cooked and not caramelized – which is really what you want to maximize flavor!

    15 Jul 2013 | Reply
  9. Rose said: replied:

    I am obsessed with goat cheese, always-I’ve never thought about mixing it with fig for a pizza, and adding pistachios? Sounds like a little bit of heaven!!

    Rose
    Blonde in this City

    15 Jul 2013 | Reply
  10. Rachel said: replied:

    This looks delicious, and I love those J+G girls- great taste in both design and food!

    15 Jul 2013 | Reply
  11. meg said: replied:

    I love this combo!

    http://happinessiscreating.com/

    15 Jul 2013 | Reply
  12. Chelsea said: replied:

    You had me at goat cheese! This looks scrumptious! Thanks for the share!

    15 Jul 2013 | Reply
  13. Caitlin said: replied:

    That looks so yummy Victoria!

    15 Jul 2013 | Reply
  14. Holly said: replied:

    This looks absolutely delicious! I’ve actually been scouring my town looking for figs- but keep coming up empty handed :( As soon as I’m lucky enough to come across them though, this pizza is gonna happen in my house!!! :)

    16 Jul 2013 | Reply
  15. rox said: replied:

    zzommmmggg I need to make this ASAP!

    17 Jul 2013 | Reply
  16. This looks delicious. I just had a flat bread at Seasons 52 with caramelized onions, and it was amazing. I have never tried figs before though.

    17 Jul 2013 | Reply

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