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!
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 normal 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 be wondering why you haven’t made this sooner.
The little handful of arugula at the end brings in a sense of peppery flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweet figs.
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
Do I have to use fresh figs on this pizza?
I really want to tell you to use fresh figs.
It will make a world of difference! They are so sweet and flavorful that will rock your fig-loving mind.
However, I realize that depending on where you live it may not be easy to find fresh figs.
I have in the past rehydrated dried figs, chopped them up, and then 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 actually a great substitute instead of goat cheese.
It still has that “bite” you’ll be looking for and blends perfectly with all the other flavors on the pizza.
You could also try using feta cheese.
Can I use baby spinach in place of arugula?
It won’t give you the peppery flavor of arugula but it’s a great option for your greens.
You could also use watercress, micro greens, or even cooked kale.
More pizza recipes
- Craving something full of flavor? Try my beef puttanesca pizza
- Need to use some leftover ham? Try my bbq Hawaiian pizza
- Want big-time flavor? Try my roasted garlic chicken pizza
- Love fresh and flavorful pizza? Try my chicken souvlaki 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 502Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 488mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 15g
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