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Fig Caramelized Onion Pizza

This fig caramelized onion pizza is full of flavor and ready in no time. You’ll love this flavor-packed pizza and be craving it all the time!

sliced Fig Caramelized Onion Pizza.

Whether you consider right now the end of summer or the beginning of fall, I have the perfect pizza recipe that encapsulates all that flavor! 

This pizza is not your average take-out delivery-style pizza. 


This pizza is brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with garlic, and topped with mozzarella cheese, fresh figs, homemade balsamic caramelized onions, goat cheese, and fresh arugula. 

It’s so flavorful that you’ll wonder why you haven’t made this sooner. 

The little handful of arugula at the end brings a sense of peppery flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweet figs. 

Fig Caramelized Onion Pizza ingredients photo.

Ingredients for fig caramelized onion pizza

  • Pizza dough – you can easily find pre-made pizza dough at most grocery stores or pizzerias.
  • Unsalted butter
  • Sweet onion
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Pancetta – I like to buy the prechopped pack found near the bacon.
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh figs
  • Goat cheese
  • Arugula
figs sitting on top of a Fig Caramelized Onion Pizza

Do I have to use fresh figs on this pizza?

I want to tell you to use fresh figs. 

It will make a world of difference! They are so sweet and flavorful that they will rock your fig-loving mind. 

However, I realize that fresh figs may not be easy to find, depending on where you live. 

I have rehydrated dried figs, chopped them up, and added them to this pizza. 

It’s still delicious, but the flavors will be slightly different. 

And because they have been dried, the sugar content will be very concentrated. 

Can I use a different cheese instead of goat cheese?


Crumbled blue cheese is a great substitute instead of goat cheese. 

It still has the “bite” you’ll be looking for, and it perfectly complements the other flavors on the pizza. 

You could also try using feta cheese. 

Can I use baby spinach in place of arugula?

Of course! 

It won’t give you the peppery flavor of arugula, but it’s an excellent option for your greens. 

You could also use watercress, micro greens, or even cooked kale. 

If you’re craving even more arugula, why not serve this pizza alongside this arugula salad?

Fig Caramelized Onion Pizza on a sheet pan.

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This fig caramelized onion pizza is full of flavor and ready in no time. You'll love this flavor packed pizza and be craving it all. fall. long. Trust me, this pizza needs to be made ASAP!

Fig Caramelized Onion Pizza

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This fig caramelized onion pizza is full of flavor and ready in no time. You’ll love all this flavor packed pizza and be craving it all. fall. long. Trust me, this pizza needs to be made ASAP!
4.54 from 71 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 pizza


  • 1 pound pizza dough room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Land O’Lakes unsalted butter
  • 1 sweet onion peel removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 ounces pancetta small diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 5 figs each sliced into 3 pieces
  • 4 ounces plain goat cheese crumbled
  • 1 hand full arugula
  • Fresh cracked black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with a non-stick liner.
  • Spread out dough onto the liner and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized skillet set over medium heat add butter.
  • Once the butter is melted add in the onions and cook until they are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the balsamic vinegar and cook for a few more minutes, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the onions from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan add the diced pancetta and cook just for a few minutes to help cook off some of the fat.
  • Brush the stretched out dough with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with garlic powder.
  • Top with 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese and then top with caramelized onions, pancetta, figs, remaining mozzarella cheese, and crumbled goat cheese.
  • Add to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is brown and the cheese is melted on the top.
  • Remove from the oven and top with arugula and fresh cracked pepper, if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 488mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g
Course Main Course
Keyword caramelized onion pizza, dinner recipes, easy pizza recipes, easy recipes, end of summer recipes, fig pizza, fig recipes, homemade pizza, pizza recipe
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

Recipe Rating


Sunday 4th of February 2024

i used blue cheese, since i did not have any goat cheese handy. Maybe half mozzarella, and half blue cheese crumbles. turned out fine. also i substituted fig jam for fresh figs, which we seldom see in new england.


Friday 29th of September 2023

We have a fig tree and so I'm always looking for good recipes. I've made similar fig pizza recipes before. I liked this recipe very much. I did not use the pancetta, and substituted fresh basil for the arugula since that is what I had. My family and I loved it! Thanks for sharing.


Thursday 24th of September 2020

Made this in 10 minutes and it was great! Instead of pizza dough, I cut a pita bread in half with kitchen shears. Diced ham instead of pancetta. Fresh figs from the yard. If using pita bread halves, I would recommend reducing the temp to 400 and cooking no longer than 15 minutes. Simply delicious, and I will be making 4 more little pizzas today for lunch for my wife and I! :)

Dana Vanhove

Wednesday 24th of April 2019

You list butter in the ingredients, but I don't see where it's supposed to be added in the recipe.


Friday 22nd of October 2021

@Dana Vanhove, to carmelize the onions.


Friday 22nd of October 2021

@Dana Vanhove,

Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

Friday 30th of September 2016

I love the flavors you have going on in here. You are so sweet to help out your neighbor!


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