Monday, June 1, 2009

Fig, Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion Mini Pizza's

At the Ferney market this weekend we found a stand selling fresh figs. I didn't notice the "Ne Pa Toucher" sign and tried to touch some. The guy at the fruit stand yelled at me and I jolted back. This little encounter didn't stir me from buying some of this delicate fruit. 1 euro for 2 large figs was a pretty good deal. I delicately carried them around the market and tried to not get them smashed among all our other purchases.



The fresh figs


Here is what we made with them . . .


Fig, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Mini Pizza's

Ingredients



Sliced Fresh Figs
Pizza Dough
Onions
Olive or Safflower Oil for caramelizing the onions
Goat Cheese (we used a stinky creamy kind but the regular crumbly kind is perferable)
Arugula or other small pungent green
Balsamic Vinegar
Honey



Directions:

1. Cut dough into rounds and bake to 65% of the way done



2. Cut onions really thin and caramelize (this may take 15 minutes or so)



3. Top baked pizza's with already cooked onions, sliced figs, then the goat cheese



3. Bake pizza's again until cheese is melted or lightly browned

4. Top with small argula salad. Dressing for arugula salad is half honey and balsamic vinegar.



You'll be really surprised on how well all of the flavors meld together! Nothing overpowered the dish and it quickly disappeared from out dinner plates. Bon Apetit!

7 comments:

Chantal June 2, 2009 at 3:14 AM  

Wow, sounds fabulous. Thanks for the recipe!

The Bowers! June 2, 2009 at 10:53 AM  

OMG OMG OMG that sounds SO good! I love figs (we had a huge tree when I was a kid) and I haven't been able to eat soft cheeses since being pregnant. Topping pizzas with arugula is one of my fav things lately...but I let it wilt down in the oven.

Amanda June 2, 2009 at 2:18 PM  

Heck ya! Looks delicious. Will definitely try this...

Jessica June 4, 2009 at 1:33 AM  

Yum times one million. Wow. Good idea!

Stephersplatz June 4, 2009 at 2:22 PM  

looks so good!
i'll have to try that recipe soon!

Christina June 8, 2009 at 11:30 AM  

That looks SO yummy! :) Can we make when we come?

steph.kelley June 10, 2009 at 11:29 AM  

Call me unoriginal, but hey, YUMMERS. Saweet. :)

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