Get out of the regular pizza box and try something bold and new with fig butter as the sauce topped with goat cheese, and kielbasa sausage.
I love experimenting with pizza, from the crust, to the sauce, and mostly the toppings. One of my readers, Susan, inspired me to make this pizza after commenting about a similar concoction she had made. It sounded so good I had to try it for myself!
This one had Trader Joe’s Fig Butter, lots of caramelized onions, chicken sausage (I used mild Italian but would have liked kielbasa better) and mozzarella cheese. My thought is to next time use kielbasa or something similar and then sprinkle the top with feta… – Susan
Also starting with a cornmeal crust as the base, my pizza was topped with fig butter as the sauce, followed by goat cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, kielbasa sausage, and even some rosemary. Originally I had intended to add caramelized onions as well but then I forgot. I do not think the flavor was sacrificed by my slip up and in fact thought it was quite amazing, not that the caramelized onions would have been a bad addition to the mix.
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FIG, GOAT CHEESE, AND KIELBASA SAUSAGE PIZZA
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 recipe cornmeal pizza dough, risen
1/2 cup fig butter
2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
4 oz. cooked kielbasa sausage, sliced
1 tsp dried rosemary, chopped
Balsamic glaze, for serving (store bought or homemade)
- Place pizza stone on middle rack and allow to preheat in the oven to 450 degrees.
- Meanwhile, in a large saute pan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Once melted, add onion, stirring to coat. Cover and cook for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until caramelized.
- While the onions cook, roll out dough to desired size and transfer to a pizza peel (or flat baking sheet) sprinkled with cornmeal. Let rest until onions are done.
- Spread fig butter evenly over the top. Top with caramelized onion, cheeses, sausage, and rosemary.
- Transfer to the pizza stone (it’ll take a couple shakes) and bake for 15-20 minutes or until it the crust turns golden and the cheese starts to bubble. Allow to cool slightly before cutting and serving with balsamic glaze, if desired.
Source: Inspired by Susan’s comment on my BBQ Chicken Pizza with Cornmeal Crust.
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