Caramelised Fig, Vanilla Pear and Blue Cheese Pizza

fig pizza oven

The best thing about  home made pizza, is that there are so many toppings to choose from. Some like pineapple, others don’t. I must admit, I love Italian sausage on mine but I’m also open to trying anything.

In the past I have had a great outdoor pizza oven at home but when we moved I couldn’t bring it with me. Since then I have been using the Just Pizza Oven and you can get it here at Dallimores for $119.95. Bargain! 

My caramelised fig pizza is a vegetarian option. It’s not your typical pizza but the flavours work and I love it. If you’re completely opposed to vegetarian throw on some fresh, thinly sliced prosciutto at the end. The saltiness with really compliment the flavour. 


1/2 cup can crushed tomatoes
Splash olive oil
Salt and pepper
Basil leaves (handful)

Blend all the ingredients together and set aside

6 Figs, halved
1 Pear, diced
Blue cheese
Seeds from a vanilla bean

1 pizza dough – it’s easy to make your own but on this occasion I purchased the dough from The Pizza Lounge in Swanbourne on my way home from training.

Coat your figs in sugar and caramelise in a hot oven for 10 minutes. Set aside.

Fry off your pear and vanilla bean with a splash of olive oil and set aside.

Roll out your pizza dough. Spread over a little of the sauce and then add your figs, pear and cheese over the pizza. Cook for about 8 min in a pizza maker.

Finish with fresh rocket.

Let me know your thoughts below. Is this topping a little outrageous? Don’t knock it till you try it!! 


About Andrew Embley

Andrew's played over 230 football games, in his 14th season, has a passion for food and health and family and is 'cooking with embers'...

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