I’m good with pizza! I’m even better when I get to eat a non-pepperoni pizza!
My kids wanted pizza for dinner. Always. Pepperoni. No, you can’t go wrong with the most popular pizza rendition ever. But mama wanted her own this time!
The kids got to make their own with, yup, pepperoni. It’s great fun to get them involved, flour flying everywhere, pizza dough … everywhere. It all amounts to making some great memories and also one day, turning over kitchen duty to them so I can relax a bit (yup, motives).
I really enjoy making our own pizzas and have found that this recipe for homemade pizza dough is my favorite and works perfect every time. I also use the same pizza dough to make some pretty addictive little Pizza Bombs, you have to try them. Oh my yum!
For pizza night this time, I wanted to indulge in a slightly grown up flavor and made a pizza starting with a layer of fig preserves and creating this Caramelized Onion Brie Pizza.
Adulting happily here!
I. Ate. It. All. Granted it was over two days, but I wasn’t about to share this one with my pepperoni lovin’ kids. 😉
It’s great to get creative with pizza night. Just get several of your favorite toppings, sauces and cheeses to mix up and try. Make the pizzas as big as your oven can handle or let everyone make their own individual pizzas. So fun, and lets everyone get in on the fun.
- 1/2 recipe for Homemade Pizza Dough
- 2 - 3 Tbls Fig Preserves, per pizza
- 2 - 3 oz creamy Brie Cheese, or to taste
- 1 medium Vidalia (sweet) Onion, sliced
- 1 Tbls Olive Oil
- Several sprigs fresh Thyme, leaves picked
- Black Pepper, to taste
- Prepare the Homemade Pizza Dough according to directions.
- Preheat Oven to 425°F.
- Roll out on a lightly floured surface until about 1/8 - 1/4 inch thick, allow to rest about a minute. Then place on pizza stone or baking sheet.
- In a large skillet, heat the Olive Oil over medium high heat. Add the sliced Onions and saute for 5 - 8 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Set aside.
- Spread the Fig Preserves over pizza base, leaving a border around the edge. Top with the sauteed Onions, add "pinches" of the creamy Brie cheese all over. Sprinkle on the fresh Thyme leaves and Black Pepper, to taste.
- Bake in the 425°F pre-heated oven for 8 - 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and pizza crust is started to turn golden.
- Garnish with additional fresh Thyme, if desired.
Serve and Enjoy!
If you are short on time, you can buy pizza dough in the refrigerated or frozen sections of most grocery stores. You can also find it available in the deli or bakery of your local store.Have a favorite pizza restaurant? Ask them if they sell just their pizza dough! I have found several that do, mostly locally owned restaurants.Making the homemade pizza dough? I will make the whole batch and then divide them into individual rounds, wrap them up in plastic wrap and store in freezer bags, put them in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you're ready to make your own pizza, remove from the freezer the night before to defrost in refrigerator or defrost several hours at room temperature.
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.