My son, Nathan, came home from school the other day asking me if I had a goat cheese and fig pizza recipe on my blog. Seems he has a teacher who grows figs in her yard and she needed some ideas. Nathan told her about the goat cheese and fig pizza made with Udi’s Gluten Free pizza crusts I'd made for dinner a few times, and thought I'd a posted recipe for it. However, while I had recipes for Goat Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Baby Greens and Balsamic Reduction and Caramelized Onion & Fig Mini Pizzas, I didn’t have one that combined the two. That is until now, thanks to my friend, Holly Clegg.
I love figs and can usually find fresh ones here in Georgia when they’re in season or dried ones when they’re not. However, if you’re having a tough time finding any sort of figs, you can substitute dates or even dried plums.
Gourmet Aphrodisiacs this Valentine’s Day
If you are looking for just the right subtly sweet and savory dish with gourmet appeal yet quick and easy – then look no further than my delightful Fig, Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Pizza. Did you know that figs are considered a symbol of fertility and revered as an aphrodisiac? From the “Food for the Mood” chapter in Holly Clegg's trim&TERRIFIC Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age, this is the go-to cookbook for a fun-filled Valentine’s Day gift! Filled with recipes for romance, aphrodisiac ingredients, and enticing words like, “A good marriage is like a good wine, it gets better with age.”
Turn up the heat this Valentine’s Day and you’ll definitely sizzle in your kitchen!
Fig, Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Pizza
- 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- Pinch sugar
- 1 (12-ounce) thin pizza crust
- 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
- 4 ounces figs, sliced in thirds
- 2 ounces prosciutto, cut into pieces
- 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, optional
- In small nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil and sauté onion, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes until start to turn golden. Add sugar and continue cooking until caramel color. Set aside to cool.
- Preheat oven 450°F. On pizza crust, spread remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and cover with orange marmalade. Arrange cooled onions, figs, prosciutto, goat cheese and mozzarella on crust.
- Sprinkle with rosemary, if desired. Bake 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust crisp.
- Serving size: 1 slice
- Calories: 281
- Calories from Fat: 96 (34%)
- Total Fat: 10g
- Saturated fat: 4g
- Unsaturated fat: 6g
- Sodium: 279mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 38g
- Sugar: 12g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 6g
- Cholesterol: 16mg
Dietary Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat
Recipe and photo used with permission of the author.