Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza


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

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 18 mins


  • 1 cup lukewarm water

  • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 8 dried figs

  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds

  • 4 ounces goat cheese

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed


  1. Pour water into a large bowl and sprinkle yeast over top. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve. Mix in oil, salt, and flour to make a dough. When 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.

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

  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until they are wilted and soft. Reduce heat to low, and season with salt. Continue to cook and stir until onions are dark brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in thyme, fennel seed, and figs, and remove from the heat.

  4. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Punch down pizza dough, and stretch into a circle about 1/4-inch thick. Place on a lightly greased pizza pan or baking sheet. Brush surface lightly with remaining olive oil. Spread onion and fig mixture over crust. It will be sparse, but there is plenty of flavor. Dot with pieces of goat cheese.

  5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes in the preheated oven, or until crust has turned golden brown at edges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

630 Calories
18g Fat
101g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 630
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 736mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 101g 37%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 502mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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