Fresh Fig Pizza with Goats Cheese

    1 hour 18 minutes

    Fabulous pizza of dried figs, caramelised onions and tangy goats cheese on a homemade base. The filling may look sparse but the flavour packs a punch. You can sprinkle some rocket leaves across the pizza just before serving.

    52 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • for the base
    • 1 cup (250ml) lukewarm water
    • 1 (7g) sachet dry yeast
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • for the topping
    • 8 dried figs
    • 1 medium red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
    • 125g goats cheese
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

    Preparation:1hour  ›  Cook:18min  ›  Ready in:1hour18min 

    1. Pour the water into a large bowl, and sprinkle yeast over the top. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve.
    2. 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.
    3. Place into an oiled bowl and cover with a clean towel. Set aside to rise for about 45 minutes.
    4. 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.
    5. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a frypan 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 about 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in the thyme, fennel seed and figs, and remove from the heat.
    6. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C. Punch down the pizza dough and stretch into a circle about 1/2 cm thick. Place on a lightly greased pizza pan or baking tray.
    7. Brush the surface lightly with remaining olive oil. Spread the onion and fig mixture over the crust and dot the pieces of goats cheese on top of that.
    8. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until the crust has turned golden brown at the edges.

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    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.  -  16 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  09 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  07 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)