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Caramelized Onion & Fig Pizza Recipe

Caramelized Onion & Fig Pizza Recipe

This is a sensational variation on traditional pizza. It is creamy, sweet and a little salty. The buttery crunch of the pine nuts make a wonderful taste accent. I like to serve it with mixed baby greens salad and a vinaigrette.—Connie Balbach, Bemidji, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup dried figs (about 6 ounces), chopped
  • 6 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded provolone cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 30-35 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and pepper; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 425°. Unroll and press dough onto bottom and up sides of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 7-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, thyme and remaining oil until blended. Spread over crust. Top with caramelized onion, figs, prosciutto and pine nuts; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 6-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 168 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.