A recent Chowhound discussion celebrated a particularly rarefied trio of pizza toppings: fresh figs, caramelized onions, and goat cheese. Slicing the figs thin prevents their sweetness from overwhelming the pie, says chowser, who adds prosciutto for a savory contrast and arugula for crunch. Delucacheesemonger finds that moderately sweet figs can get lost among the other strong flavors—his solution is to top them with a dab of good fig jam.

As an alternative to baking a topped pizza, HillJ prefers to rub uncooked dough with olive oil and garlic, bake, and then spread the crust with room-temperature goat cheese and add caramelized onions and quartered figs before serving.

Other hounds prefer a blue cheese like Gorgonzola over goat cheese. The stronger flavor successfully offsets the sweetness of the figs and onions, Dirtywextraolives says.

Discuss: Fig, caramelized onion and goat cheese pizza

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