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.

Ingredients

  • 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.