Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pizza with Carmelized Shallots, Figs, Bacon & Blue Cheese

So this post is a little quick and dirty. Chako and I were a little too hungry last night to stop and take good photos of even really plate this pizza before devouring it. Literally we ate it straight off the pan, ripping it apart and stuffing our faces. I almost didn't even post it for lack of presentation, but it was so freaking good I just had to share. I borrowed a recipe from Shutterbean for the pizza dough, you can check it out here. The toppings were what I had in the kitchen including some beeeeaaa-yooooooo-tiful figs I picked up at a little produce place on the Upper East Side.

Happy Figs!


Shutterbean's No-Knead Dough

Carmelize some those shallots with a bay leaf or two and thyme

Slather the dough

Slather some more!

Bake & Enjoy! Eat right from the pan...

Blue cheese is my bestest friend.

Pizza with Carmelized Shallots, Figs, Bacon & Blue Cheese

You'll Need....
Pizza Dough (store bought or make your own! I used this recipe from Shutterbean)
2 large shallots, thinly sliced
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 bay leaves
1 tsp thyme
4 slices of thick cut bacon, cut into small pieces
Handful of fresh figs sliced, use as many as you'd like I used 6
About 1/4 cup of crumbled blue cheese

Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the shallots, bay leaves and thyme. Cook for about 15 minutes or until soft and slightly browned and smelling amazing. Remove the bay leaves and transfer the shallots to a small bowl. Add the bacon to the saucepan and cook until nice and crispy, transfer to a small bowl. Spread out the pizza dough onto an oiled baking sheet. Spread the shallots onto the dough, top with the bacon, figs and cheese. Bake at 500 degrees for 10 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned (LIGHTLY! trust me...). Eat it all!


  1. Oh my goodness this pizza has EVERYTHING I love, caramelized shallots, bacon, figs AND blue cheese wow! Looks absolutely delicious, genius! Thanks for sharing =]

  2. Thanks all! I'm excited to make a classic pie tonight, with homemade marinara and bufala mozzarella!

  3. Such a gorgeous pizza. I would have tossed the camera aside and just chowed down. Good you have more willpower than I do. Lol!