This can be used as a main dish or an appetizer. It contains dried figs, caramelized onions and tangy goat cheese on a homemade crust.

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
18 mins
total:
1 hr 18 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the water into a large bowl, and sprinkle yeast over the top. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve. Mix in the oil, salt, and flour to make a dough. When the dough is too stiff to stir, turn out onto a floured surface, and knead for about 5 minutes. Place into an oiled bowl, and cover with a clean towel. Set aside to rise for about 45 minutes.

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  • Place the figs into a small bowl, and pour boiling water over them. Let stand for about 10 minutes, then drain and chop. Set aside.

  • Meanwhile, 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. 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.

Nutrition Facts

630 calories; protein 18g; carbohydrates 100.8g; fat 17.9g; cholesterol 22.4mg; sodium 736.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2005
Note from the recipe writer: This is meant to be a dry cocktail pizza. However, if you prefer a wetter one, try mixing a bit of ricotta cheese with olive oil, then spread on crust before adding the other indredients. It's very good and a bit mellower than the original. I'm giving 5 stars to the amended version--it's my friend Lori's innovation. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/22/2011
I didn't care for the re-hydrated figs. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2005
Note from the recipe writer: This is meant to be a dry cocktail pizza. However, if you prefer a wetter one, try mixing a bit of ricotta cheese with olive oil, then spread on crust before adding the other indredients. It's very good and a bit mellower than the original. I'm giving 5 stars to the amended version--it's my friend Lori's innovation. Read More
(31)
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2006
Very tastey. I'd recommend blending the oil olive into the goat cheese and then spreading it on the crust. Then press the onions seeds and thinly sliced figs into the cheese before you bake. Otherwise the toppings tend to fall off when you try to eat it. Just increase the cheese and oil until it's moist enough for you. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2005
Used a ready-made pizza crust and fresh figs instead of dried. Outstanding recipe! I did reduce the fennel a tad because I don't care for it that much. Went great with a bottle of cab. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2005
I loved this recipe! I made it on sliced baguettes instead of pizza crust and it was a huge success. Everyone at my party loved them and they were gone in an instant! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2010
I love goat cheese stuffed figs so I love the idea of the pizza. Changes I made: fresh sliced figs 1 thinly sliced shallot and a ready made Naan crust topped with fresh parsley. I did not carmelize the shallot as the oven did the work. I brushed olive oil on the crust then sprinkled it with coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper before adding the toppings...10 minutes @ 400 and it was done. I added a photo. Delicious and easy for summer! Next time I will add proscuitto as well! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2008
This makes a regular appearance anywhere I go. I simplify it by using store-bought dough. I mix some of the cheese with a little fig (or sometimes rasp/cranberry)preserves to moisten it a bit and then add figs generously on top. Skip everything else. Super simple and tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2009
Turned out great. I added a little drizzle of acacia honey and fresh ground pepper and used frozen quartered figs instead of dried. It impressed a bunch of my French friends-- irrefutable proof of a good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2009
We've eaten this time and time again. My kids love it and so did my neighbors when I served it as an appetizer at a neighborhood party. I dried and froze fresh figs. They worked perfectly well once re-hydrated by putting in boiled water and sitting for 10 minutes. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
Always looking for untraditional pizza recipes. Love goat cheese and figs. Used fresh figs which were excellent. Don't skimp on the onion or dried spices. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/22/2011
I didn't care for the re-hydrated figs. Read More
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