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Caramelized Onion, Fig, & Bacon Pizza


Valley Fig's Caramelized Onion, Fig, Bacon, & Goat Cheese Pizza
A match made in heaven brings the flavors and textures of goat cheese, figs, bacon, and caramelized onions together on top of refrigerated pizza dough - taste and convenience; it doesn’t get much better. For a change, try Brie in place of the goat cheese. Bake the pizza as directed without cheese. When the pizza is done, remove from the oven and sprinkle 4 ounces sliced Brie (rind removed and discarded) over hot pizza. Dark purple Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Mission Figs, or amber Golden Figs, work well and give a sweet, earthy taste to the pizza.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1 ½ pounds yellow onions, thinly sliced
  3. ½ teaspoon salt
  4. ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  5. 1 cup stemmed, sliced Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs
  6. 1 tablespoon balsamic or red wine vinegar
  7. 2 ½ teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  8. 1 11-ounce refrigerated dough for pizza crust
  9. 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled goat cheese*
  10. ⅔ cup cooked, chopped bacon
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low to low heat. Add onions, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cover and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Add figs, vinegar, 2 tablespoons water, and oregano. Cook and stir another minute, or until most of liquid evaporates.
  2. Heat oven to 400˚. Unroll pizza dough onto an oiled 15- by 10-inch or larger baking sheet (or unroll dough onto oiled large pizza pan and pat into a 14-inch circle). Spread fig mixture evenly over dough. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until crust is golden. Cut into rectangles or wedges to serve.
Notes
  1. *For a change, try Brie in place of the goat cheese. Bake the pizza as directed without cheese. When the pizza is done, remove from the oven and sprinkle 4 ounces sliced Brie (rind removed and discarded) over hot pizza.
  2. For more great recipes, visit the Valley Fig Growers' website.
Adapted from Valley Fig Growers
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Valley Fig Growers

Valley Fig Growers (VFG) is located in Fresno, California. All of the commercially sold dried figs produced in the United States are grown in the Fresno area and north, in the fertile San Joaquin Valley. California represents 10% of the world production of dried figs. VFG was established in 1959 and is the largest handler of figs in North America. The cooperative has 25 grower members representing about 40% of the California fig industry. VFG markets its products worldwide. Retail products are sold under Valley Fig Growers own brand names of Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice, Sun-Maid and Old Orchard. For recipes developed by our fig experts, and more information about our cooperative and our products, please visit www.valleyfig.com. Updates, recipes and company news also can be found on Valley Fig Growers’ Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts.