August 10, 2012

'Gettin' Figgy With It' Fig Pizza


My recent bounty of fresh figs is serving up some delicious treats in our kitchen.  First, marinated fig salad, and now ... fig pizza!  This pizza was so good, Mark created three new words to describe it.

Yup, he described this pizza as figtitious, figilicious, and figtastic.  That's pretty high praise ... I think.  But let's turn to Mark's definitions to make sure.

Figtitious - So good it can't be real.  (Like 'fictitious' ... get it?)

Figilicious - Figs that are super delicious.

Figtastic - Fantastic figs.

I'd say yes, that's high praise.  Wouldn't you?

And apparently Mark is in a creative mood ... 'cause he just said the title of this post needed to be 'Gettin' Figgy With It.'  Okay.  I'm good with going with his creative juices tonight.

To get started on this figtitious, figilicious, figtastic fig pizza, gather up some gorgeous fresh figs and slice them in half.




Then slice a red onion into rings, season the rings with salt and pepper, ...


... and saute them up in a little olive oil.


Then gather up some fresh rosemary.



Top pizza dough with a simple drizzling of olive oil, then arrange the onions and figs on top, and sprinkle with a bit of fresh rosemary.


Finally, top with some little chunks of cheese.  Mark and I decided to test two types of cheese - fresh mozzarella and goat cheese.  So, half our pizza was topped with crumbles of goat cheese, and half had fresh mozzarella chunks.

Taste test results?  Both were great!  I liked goat cheese a little better, and Mark liked fresh mozzarella best.


Bake it up, serve yourself a big ol' piece, and enjoy the beautiful figliciousness.   

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Fig Pizza
Source:  Inspired by Southern Living's Figgy Focaccia, August 2012

Ingredients
Pizza dough (homemade* or store-bought dough ball)
1 medium red onion, sliced in rings
Salt & pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
16 or so fresh figs, halved
About 1 T. fresh rosemary leaves
8 oz. goat cheese, crumbled or fresh mozzarella, sliced


Directions
1.  Sprinkle onion rings with a little salt and pepper.  Heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a saute pan; saute onions until tender, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.

2.  Roll pizza dough out to desired size; place on preheated pizza stone or baking sheet.

3.  Spread a thin layer of olive oil over the pizza dough.  Arrange onions and figs on top of the crust, sprinkle with rosemary, and then top with cheese.

4.   Bake at 425 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, or until crust is cooked through and cheese is just beginning to brown.

* See my homemade whole wheat pizza dough recipe, if you'd like.

Enjoy!






12 comments:

  1. Thanks for returning the green print button! I'll have to try this recipe...my second crop of figs has not started to ripen but I should have some soon.

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  2. Mmmm that DOES look figilicious!!! I think Mark has a new job as an adjective creator!
    I bet goat cheese would be delish on this pizza as well…..yum.
    Now I'm hungry!

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  3. That looks sooo yummy! I love figs. Will have to try this pizza!

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  4. I just bought figs at the farmer's market today, becuase I've never had a fresh fig before. I kept saying to myself, I have no idea why I'm buying these, I don't know what to do with them. Now I have an idea. I'd love it if you shared this at my link party. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/08/1-month-of-fun-august-link-party.html

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  5. What a great use of figs! I always buy them and then wonder what to do with them. I think I would love this!

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  6. Haha this post made me LOL. Thanks for linking up at Pin It Thursday!

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  8. Such an interesting pizza!
    I'd never have thought of fig and pizza together
    It looks wonderful and I'd loooooooove to taste it

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  9. I keep looking at the fresh figs and I haven't bought them because I am alone in my fig love. Your pizza is incredible looking. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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  10. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. We love figs! This recipe looks delicious! We appreciate you linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! Please come back again soon! -The Sisters

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  12. This looks delicious. I love figs, my aunt has a tree, and I always feel so lucky when I get some. They are rare in Colorado. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/tangerine-toner-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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