Thursday, March 7, 2013

Caramelized Onion, Bacon and Fig Pizza

I spotted this pizza originally on Pinterest and it sounded so different and unique. I had half a jar of fig jam left over from the orange-fig glazed ham I made and knew it would be a great way to use it up and not waste it. It was seriously AMAZING! Both my husband and I enjoyed it and it was the perfect balance of sweet and savory. This will become a regular pizza in our house!

Now I can't wait to experiment more with fig jam and real figs once they're in season.



1 ball of pizza dough
3 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 sweet onion, sliced
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup fig jam
2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees with the bottom rack in the lowest position. Place pizza stone on the rack to warm.

In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sliced onions, thyme and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally until the onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the onions until they are deep brown, approximately 20-25 minutes. Stir frequently so they don't stick.


Roll the pizza dough out into a 12 inch round. Spread the fig jam over the dough, leaving a small crust around the edge. Top with the caramelized onions, bacon and cheese. Transfer to the warm pizza stone and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Remove from oven and let cook slightly before slicing. Enjoy!

Source: Tracey's Culinary Adventures
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