Fig Pizza with Caramelized Onion, Rosemary, and Roasted Garlic

Felt inspired to make a fig pizza this weekend.  A good friend of mine asked me for the recipe, so here it is Catalina!

Ingredients:

Fresh Pizza dough.  I used this recipe from Bobby Flay.
two large onions, thinly sliced
2 heads of garlic
several figs, sliced
2-3 cups of fontina cheese, grated
2-3 tbs fresh rosemary, chopped

Method:

Prepare pizza dough (or better yet, buy it from your local pizzeria).  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut tops off two heads of garlic and place in packet of aluminum foil.  Drizzle garlic with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.  Close packet of aluminum foil and roast in heated oven for 45 minutes or so, until garlic is soft.  Meanwhile heat large saute pan to medium-low heat and add olive oil.  Slowly saute onions until caramelized (about 40 minutes) making sure to stir the onions periodically.  Avoid cooking the onions too quickly.  Allow carmelized onions and roasted garlic to cool and set aside.

Raise oven temperature to 475 degrees.  Knead dough on floured surface until flat and at kneaded to desired shape.  I like to make mine rectangular and put it on a sheet pan.  Squeeze out roasted garlic onto dough and spread it evenly over the dough.  Add caramelized onions and rosemary.  Top the pizza with the fontina cheese and place sliced figs on top.   Bake pizza until crust is golden (and golden spots form on cheese).

Allow 2 or 3 minutes to cool.  Slice and serve.

photo 1

Prior to baking

photo 2

 

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