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Fig and Caramelized Onion Flatbread


Whether you serve it as an appetizer or call it a meal, you are bound to enjoy the pairing of sweet fig preserves with  melted cheese and onions.  How did I happen upon this recipe? While Christmas shopping at Winners just before Christmas, I met a friend in the kitchen section of the store who had her arms full of miscellaneous stocking stuffers, including several jars of fig jam.  She told me they couldn't get enough of fig jam and cheese flatbreads, and that I had to try it. I came home with the Christmas gifts I had gone in search of...and a jar of fig jam. After tiring of big meals and Christmas feasts, I decided to make a simple lunch of fig and onion flatbreads one day.  We quite enjoyed them!  Cut into small wedges to serve as a party appetizer, or into larger meal-sized pieces.
  •  2 - 7" store bought naan flatbreads 
  • 3 tablespoons fig jam 
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 ounces / 60 grams brie cheese, thinly sliced (or fresh goat cheese, crumbled) 
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spread each flatbread with a thin layer of fig jam (about 1 1/2 tablespoons on each).
  3. Top with brie slices and caramelized onion (as specified below).
  4. Place flatbreads on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for about 7 or 8 minutes, until bread is slightly crisp and cheese is melted. 
  5. Drizzle with additional balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction, if desired.
  6. Slice and enjoy!
Caramelized Onions:
  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. 
  2. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes, until slightly caramelized. 
  3. Add the 1 tablespoon balsamic and cook for another 1 minute, until fragrant. 
  4. Season with salt and pepper.

3 comments:

  1. I just happen to have a jar of fig preserves on hand, as well as goat cheese. Guess what's for lunch today!

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  2. I know I would love this! I think I have a jar of fig jam, or I know where to get some. =)

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  3. Wow - does that ever look good! I must put fig jam on my shopping list.

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