Fresh figs add a lovely jammy texture and just the right amount of caramel sweetness to this California-style vegetarian pizza, and soft, tangy chèvre goat cheese is the perfect counterbalance. If you don’t have time to make your own crust, you can substitute store-bought pizza dough.
This recipe was featured as part of our Pizzas Built for Summer.
Basic Pizza Dough
8 fresh figs, quartered
1/2 cup fresh chèvre (goat cheese)
Extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped thyme
- Preheat the oven to 450°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
- Divide the pizza dough into 2 balls and roll them out to 1/4 inch thick. Transfer to 2 baking sheets.
Distribute the quartered figs and chèvre evenly over the pizzas.
- Bake the first pizza until the underside of the crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately brush the crust with a little extra-virgin olive oil (this gives it a nice sheen and a bit of extra flavor) and sprinkle with chopped thyme. Serve while hot. Repeat with the second pizza.