Caramelized Onion Flatbread with Prosciutto and Figs

Caramelized Onion Flatbread with Prosciutto and Figs

Serves 4


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 large sweet onions, halved and very thinly sliced

  • 1 handful cornmeal

  • 1 ball pizza dough

  • 6 slices prosciutto, torn

  • 8 dried figs, sliced

  • 1 handful arugula

  • Honey, for drizzling

  • Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add onions and a large pinch of salt. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden and deeply caramelized. It should take about 30 minutes. If you'd like the onions to caramelize faster, add half a teaspoon of sugar.

  2. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Sprinkle a pizza stone with a handful of cornmeal. Roll the dough out onto the pizza stone into a large rectangle or circle.

  3. Spread evenly with caramelized onion. Top with prosciutto slices and figs. Place in the oven and bake 15 minutes until crust is golden. Remove from oven.

  4. Top flatbread with a handful of arugula. Drizzle very lightly with honey and balsamic. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes.