Gorgonzola Pizza with Dried Figs and Caramelized Onions

  • Prep-Time 20 Mins
  • Cook-Time 15 Mins
  • Servings 2 (10 inch pizzas)


  • 1 cup Sun-Maid Calimyrna or Mission Figs, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, sliced end to end in thin strips
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 lb. pre-made pizza dough
  • 4 oz. crumbled gorgonzola


  • 1

    PREHEAT the oven to 450°F, preferably including a pizza stone.

  • 2

    MELT the butter and olive oil in a wide skillet over medium heat.

  • 3

    ADD the onion and salt. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until onions are very soft and light golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Stir in the figs, lemon juice and honey.

  • 4

    Meanwhile, DIVIDE pizza dough in half. Roll out on a floured surface to make two 10-inch squares or rounds, about 1/4-inch thick.

  • 5

    BAKE one at a time on a baking sheet or preheated stone until golden brown on bottom, about 6 minutes. Remove from oven.

  • 6

    TOP the browned side of each crust with half the onion-fig mixture.

  • 7

    SPRINKLE with gorgonzola cheese. Return to oven and bake until cheese is melted and crust is crisp, 6-8 minutes.