Healthy Fig Pizza Recipe With Blue Cheese
December 7, 2019
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Healthy Fig Pizza Recipe With Blue Cheese

This Fig Pizza Recipe is a cold weather FAVORITE! Well, let’s be honest. I could eat it all the time. But there’s something kinda fancy about figs isn’t there? It’s not a fruit we normally eat often. At least, I didn’t…until this pizza!

Healthy Fig Pizza recipe

Fig Pizza Ingredients

Ingredients for fig pizza recipe
  • Pizza Crust – Regular or Gluten free
  • Fig Preserves
  • Sweet onion
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • Shredded Sharp Cheddar
  • Sprinkle with rosemary
  • Protein options:
    • Shredded roasted chicken
    • Sliced Prosciutto
    • Crumbled bacon

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Gluten free pizza crust from Sun Flour Mills

I’m not a big “make it from scratch” kinda cook, so yummy baking mixes are a life saver. And this one from Sun Flour Mills is delicious whether you need to eat gluten free or not.

Follow the instructions on the box. Let it rise a bit, then bake before adding your toppings.

My family loves this pizza crust and as long as it’s warm the texture and flavor are awesome. {I don’t recommend cold GF pizza for breakfast, sorry}

Add The Fig

Spreading Fig jam on pizza crust

Adding the fig is a main event. This is a FIG pizza recipe after all! You can absolutely use fresh figs {which is amazing} but hard to find. So my work around is a fig preserves base.

A little goes a long way so experiment with your quantities but go lighter than you would a typical pizza sauce.

Caramelize Your Onions

Caramelized onion process from white to brown

When I started cooking recipes calling for “caramelized onion” I thought they’d added sugar. Just in case you aren’t aware, they don’t! 😂

It’s just a fancy way to say sauté your onions until they turn a little brown. The natural sugars come out and start to thicken, or “caramelize”. I love using sweet onions as they caramelize so well!

Pick Your Protein

Adding shredded chicken to pizza

You can easily skip a protein altogether if you’re looking for a great vegetarian option. But salty meats offset the sweet fig nicely.

I don’t eat red meat so I chose shredded roast chicken, but my hubs loves the crumbled bacon version. Or for a more upscale pizza, add slices of prosciutto.

Two Cheeses Are Better Than One

Adding blue cheese to pizza

Strong cheeses also balance the sweetness and give the recipe so much depth. Cheese ONE is crumbled blue cheese. Don’t over do this one. Strike a good balance between flavor and overwhelm.

Adding sharp cheddar to pizza in pan

Cheese TWO is a shredded sharp cheddar sprinkled on top to hold everything together.

Fig Pizza Italian Style

Fig pizza with chicken and blue cheese

I’d describe this pizza as Italian style. The crust is thinner and crispy, toppings are spread out, sauce is thinner, and cheese is sprinkled instead of layered like a typical American pizza.

Which also helps lighten it up considerably!

Top With Herbs

Adding fresh rosemary to fig pizza

If I’ve learned one thing from France is that fresh herbs have to power to elevate the most simple dishes. Add a sprinkle of fresh rosemary, basil, or thyme if desired. If not, that’s ok but really, you should probably try it.

Bake Fig Pizza Again

Baked fig pizza for party - Salt Lake Party Stylist

Now that your fig pizza is fully dressed, toss it in the oven for a final bake and immediately enjoy the melty goodness!

Baked fig pizza for party - Salt Lake Party Stylist
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5 from 3 votes

Fig Pizza with Blue Cheese

Sweet and savory pizza combo makes the perfect party appetizer
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: blue cheese, caramelized onion, fig, gluten free
Servings: 6 people
Author: Brianna Adams

Equipment

  • Stand mixer
  • Pizza pan

Ingredients

  • 1 Pizza crust prepared
  • 3 tbsp Fig preserves
  • 1/2 Sweet onion sliced, caramelized
  • 1/4 cup Blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Sharp cheddar shredded

Protein Options – choose ONE

  • 1/2 cup Roast chicken shredded
  • 1/2 cup Bacon crisp and crumbled
  • 8 slices Prosciutto

Optional

  • 1 sprig Fresh Rosemary chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Spread fig preserves onto your prepared crust.
  • Slice onions and sauté with a little oil or butter until they turn translucent, then continue until light brown and caramelized. Sprinkle on crust.
  • Prepare protein of choice and spread on crust.
  • Add blue cheese crumbles making sure not to leave any large clumps.
  • Sprinkle evenly with shredded sharp cheddar.
  • Top with chopped fresh herbs, like rosemary, if desired.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees.

Notes

For a quick and easy party appetizer use a prepared flatbread, naan, or pita bread
For a Gluten Free version prepare crust from a mix like Sun Flour Mills Pizza and French Bread baking mix. 

Healthy Party Appetizer

Slice of fig pizza on plate

You can serve it up like a regular pizza or cut it into squares for the perfect party appetizer. The light crust, sparse cheese, and fresh ingredients make it a healthy alternative to most appetizer dishes.

Baked fig pizza on pan

Are you adventurous enough to try a fig pizza too? I promise you won’t be disappointed! If you do try it, I want to know what you think.

Let me know in the comments below, or tag @partieswithacause on Instagram and Facebook if you share. We love seeing all your hard work!

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12 Comments

  1. Susan

    5 stars
    Fig sweet onion and blue cheese sounds like the perfect mix !

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      It seriously is the best ever! Thank you

      Reply
  2. Beth

    Scrumptious! I think I’ll make this for my family this weekend!

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      You won’t regret it! It’s such a yummy combo. Let me know what you think if you try it out.

      Reply
  3. Nathalie

    I love did and have never thought of it with something savory. You’ve given me something to try.

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      I hope you do try it and love it as much as we do! Figs can be a little too sweet and overwhelming so pairing it with this salty savory mix is a great combination.

      Reply
  4. Natalie Mayhew

    5 stars
    So good! This is an absolute taste sensation!

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      Isn’t it!? Thank you. The fig and blue cheese is the best mix ever. So glad you enjoyed it.

      Reply
  5. Lori

    This looks absolutely delicious!! I’m a big gig fan!!

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      It’s so delicious! I absolutely love this pizza. Sounds like you might enjoy it too. 🙂

      Reply
  6. Jordan Hansen

    5 stars
    Bri, this pizza looks amazing! I love fig and the onion looks so delicious 🙂

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      Thanks Jordan! It’s really SO good. I love making this when I need something fast but fancy.

      Reply

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