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fig and goat cheese pizza


This easy Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza recipe is To Die For. It has a thin and crunchy crust, topped with tangy goat cheese, fig marmalade, and caramelized onions. It will leave your guests wanting more and more! I Promise.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 PEOPLE
Calories 400 kcal


  • Oven
  • pizza pan or pizza stone
  • large skillet


  • 1 Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough, 11 ounces.
  • 25 Fresh Sage Leaves
  • 1.5 tbsp of butter. This will be used to caramelize onions and crisp sage leaves.
  • Sea Salt. Sprinkle on top of crispy sage leaves and on top of the baked pizza.
  • 1 Yellow onion, sliced.
  • 1 Bay leaf. For caramelizing onions.
  • Pinch of thyme. For caramelizing onions.
  • 1 Whole lemon fig marmalade jar. Only spread 1/2 of the jar onto the pizza.
  • 6 ounces Plain goat cheese. Break cheese a part and add to the top of the pizza evenly.
  • Balsamic glaze. Lightly drizzle on top of the baked pizza before serving.


Baking the Pizza Dough

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the dough on a pizza pan or stone. Before adding any toppings, bake the dough for 7 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Once the toppings have been added (this excludes the sage leaves and balsamic glaze) put the pizza back in the oven for 7 to 10 more minutes to warm the cheese and to continue crisping the pizza dough. Edges should be golden brown.

Caramelizing the Onions

  • Slice one yellow onion. In a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-low heat. Add in sliced onions, 1 bay leaf, and a pinch of thyme. Spread onions out evenly onto the skillet. Sauté the onions until they are brown and soft. Remove and discard the bay leaf once the onions have finished cooking. Set the pan aside until you are ready to add the onions to the pizza.
    caramelizes onions

Crisping the Sage Leaves

  • Wash and dry the sage leaves thoroughly. Heat the skillet on medium heat for about a minute. Next, add 1/2 tablespoon of butter and the sage leaves to the skillet to begin the crisping process. This will take approximately five minutes. Please take note, we are not frying the leaves here but instead removing the moisture from the leaves, which drys them out and leaves them crisp. After five minutes, remove the leaves from the skillet and sprinkle them with sea salt. After they've cooled, cut them into two to three pieces before adding them to the top of the pizza.

Assembling the Pizza

  • Once the pizza dough has baked at 400 degrees F for seven to 10 minutes, remove it from the oven and add the toppings. First, spread 1/2 of the fig marmalade on top of the baked pizza. Next, evenly distribute the caramelized onions. Finally, break the goat cheese (6 ounces) into pieces and sprinkle on top of the pizza.
    Put the pizza back in the oven for another seven to 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. When the pizza looks golden brown remove it from the oven and crack sea salt on top. Sprinkle the crispy sage leaves all over. Lastly, drizzle the pizza with the creamy balsamic glaze.


Serving: 1gCalories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 12gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 460mgPotassium: 490mgSugar: 20g
Keyword appetizer quick, cheese, dinner, PIZZA
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