Who doesn’t love a good flatbread? This one has such great flavors, is easy, and looks beautiful when finished. Packed with caramelized onion, fresh figs and arugula, goat cheese, and topped off with a balsamic reduction. What more could you ask for?! Don’t forget to leave a review and let me know what you think!
What ingredients do I need to make this?
- Flatbread or pizza dough
- Sweet onion
- Goat cheese
- Balsamic reduction
- Olive oil
Do you have a recipe for flatbread or pizza dough?
Nope! There are plenty out there online, but I typically get refrigerated dough from Whole Foods or Trader Joes. I like to keep it nice and easy with my homemade pizzas!
Can I use something besides goat cheese?
I definitely prefer goat cheese with this particular pizza, it gives it a great flavor and texture! But, if you don’t like goat cheese you can try it with feta or ricotta.
What’s the difference between flatbread and pizza?
Flatbread is made with unleavened dough, while pizza is made with yeast. The yeast lets the dough rise, which is why pizza dough rises and is more fluffy. You can make this as either a pizza or flatbread!
When are figs in season?
Figs are typically in season from summer until fall. You may be able to find them other times of the year too, but this is when you’ll see them the most.
If you like this recipe, you might also like:
- Butternut Squash Pizza
- Fig and Prosciutto Crostinis
- Mushroom and Ricotta Flatbread
- Peach and Prosciutto Pizza
- Ricotta Peach Crostinis
Caramelized Onion and Fig Flatbread
- 16 oz pizza or flatbread dough
- 1 small sweet onion
- 5-6 figs sliced
- Handful of arugula
- ½ cup crumbled goat cheese
- 1-2 tablespoon balsamic reduction
- 4-6 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Preheat oven to 425 (If you’re using a store bought dough, use the temperature that is on those instructions). Set out the dough.
- Halve and thinly slice the onion. In a saucepan on medium-low heat, toss together the butter and onion. Stir every few minutes to keep from burning, and put 1 tablespoon of water into the pan every time they dry out, and scrape brown bits off the pan. Cook until onions are soft and golden brown (anywhere from 35-45 minutes), and remove from heat.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and stretch out the pizza dough onto the baking sheet, making the dough as thin as you like.
- Brush the dough with olive oil and sprinkle garlic evenly over the dough.
- Bake about 8-10 minutes (or, if you are using a store bought dough with instructions, follow this cooking time, baking for 5 minutes less than the time on the dough states), or until just turning golden brown.
- Remove the dough from the oven, and place the figs, caramelized onion, and goat cheese onto the crust. Place back in oven for 5 minutes, or until crust is golden brown
- Once the dough is ready, put arugula on top, and drizzle with balsamic reduction. Cut and enjoy!