Fig Flatbread Recipe
If you're not lucky enough to have a fig tree in your yard (or a generous neighbor with a fig tree), pick up a few pounds of local figs at the farmers' market while they're in season and try this sweet and savory flatbread. Topped with caramelized onions, sweet figs, and crumbled goat cheese, this isn't your typical thin-crust pizza. Fresh figs make a deliciously unexpected topping. The key to buying figs is to find them when they are ripe, but not overripe, and eat them within a day or two. Check for ripeness by gently wiggling the stem of the fig. The stem should move, but not too much—that's a sign that the fruit might be mushy inside. A drizzle of tangy reduced balsamic vinegar and handful of peppery arugula leaves is a beautiful and flavorful finishing touch—and contrasts so well with the sweet figs and creamy goat cheese. This flatbread recipe calls for store-bought pizza dough, but what makes it a "flatbread" is the thin, crisp texture of the crust. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle. You can bake the pizza on a pizza stone or a large baking sheet.