Gorgonzola Pizza with Dried Fig and Caramelized Onion

Gorgonzola Pizza with Dried Fig and Caramelized Onion

This sweet and savory combination of caramelized onions, figs and gorgonzola cheese melts together on a thin crust pizza.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, sliced end-to-end in thin strips
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Sun-Maid Calimyrna or Mission Figs, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola
  • Directions:

    PREHEAT oven to 450ºF, preferably with a pizza stone.
    MELT butter and olive oil in a wide skillet over medium heat.
    ADD onion and salt. Cook on medium-low heat stirring occasionally until onions are very soft and light golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Stir in figs, lemon juice and honey.
    Meanwhile, divide pizza dough in half. Roll out on a floured surface to make two 10-inch squares or rounds, about 1/4-inch thick.
    BAKE one at a time on a baking sheet or preheated stone until golden brown on bottom, about 6 minutes. Remove from oven.
    TOP the browned side of each crust with half the onion-fig mixture. Sprinkle with gorgonzola cheese. Return to oven and bake until cheese is melted and crust is crisp, 6-8 minutes.

    Makes two 10-inch pizzas.