Valley Fig Growers

Caramelized Onion, California Fig, Bacon and Goat Cheese Pizza

Makes 1 pizza (12 slices)

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 pounds yellow onions, thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup stemmed, sliced Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs

1 tablespoon balsamic or red wine vinegar

2 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves 

1 package (11-ounce) refrigerated dough for pizza crust

1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled goat cheese 

2/3 cup cooked, chopped bacon (optional)

 

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-low to low heat. Add onions, salt and pepper; cover cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cover and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Add figs, vinegar, 2 tablespoon water and oregano; cook and stir 1 minute or until most of liquid evaporates. Preheat oven to 400˚. Unroll pizza dough onto oiled 15-x-10-inch or larger baking sheet (or unroll dough onto oiled large pizza pan and pat to 14-inch circle). Spread fig mixture evenly over dough. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon.  ake 15 to 18 minutes, until crust is golden. Cut into rectangles or wedges to serve.

Variations:

Brie Cheese: Bake pizza as directed without cheese.  When pizza is done, remove from oven and sprinkle 4 ounces sliced brie cheese (rind removed and discarded) over hot pizza.  

Photography David Campbell

Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 169
  • % Calories from Fat 32%
  • Fat6
  • Cholesterol7
  • Protein 5
  • Carbohydrates 24
  • Fiber 3
  • Iron1
  • Sodium335
  • Calcium58
  • Potassium 140