Pizza with Figs, Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese

  • Yield: 8 servings


1teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1small onion, thinly sliced
pinch sugar
1-- (12-ounce) thin pizza crust
2tablespoons orange marmalade
4ounces figs, sliced in thirds
2ounces proscuitto, cut into pieces
1/2cup crumbled goat cheese
1/4cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, optional


  1. In small nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil and sauté onion, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes until start to turn golden. Add sugar and continue cooking until caramel color. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven 450F. On pizza crust, spread remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and cover with orange marmalade. Arrange cooled onions, figs, prosciutto, goat cheese and mozzarella on crust.
  3. Sprinkle with rosemary, if desired. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust crisp.

Spicy Advice: Figs are high in fiber and potassium. Can’t find figs, just substitute dates. 

Recipe reprinted with permission from Holly Clegg’s Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age (2010).

Want more help? Check out this step-by-step video on caramelizing onions.

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Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 281
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 16mg
  • Sodium 279mg
  • Carbohydrate 38g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 6g