We have made this twice this week..well.. because it’s just that good.
I know the title leaves this ingredient out but the caramelized onions are really the best part. You can tell by my photo that I didn’t exactly have the patience to caramelize for this pizza. Trust me. It’s worth the wait.
A friend has been teaching FREE bread making classes and this tomorrow we learn how to make pizza dough. Maybe next time I will ditch buying my dough at Trader Joe’s and go homemade. But, lets face it. Sometimes shortcuts are nice.
PS. I think this would make a great, impressive, last minute, guests for dinner meal. Serve with light green salad and happy people all around.
Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza
Adpated from this recipe…Rachelfied.
- Plain pizza dough from Trader Joe’s (let rest 30mins before rolling out)
- 8 -10 figs (I used black mission figs from trader joes..next time I want to try fresh)
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds (I didn’t have this…but I’m sure it’s delicious)
- 4 ounces goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions; cook and stir until they are wilted and soft. Reduce heat to low, and season with salt. Continue to cook and stir until the onions are a dark brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in the thyme, fennel seed and figs, and remove from the heat.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Punch down the pizza dough, and stretch into a circle about 1/4 inch thick. Place on a lightly greased pizza pan or baking sheet (or pizza stone is even better!!) Brush the surface lightly with remaining olive oil. Spread the onion and fig mixture over the crust. It will be sparse, but there is plenty of flavor. Dot with pieces of goat cheese.
- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the crust has turned golden brown at the edges.