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Figgy Focaccia

Photo: Jennifer Davick
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 35 mins
Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings
Turn this into a pizza by adding grated fontina cheese and sliced dry salami.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-size red onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Coarse sea or kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Plain cornmeal
  • 1 pound bakery pizza dough
  • 8 fresh figs, halved
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Cut onion into 3/4- to 1-inch slices. Brush onion slices with 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Grill onion slices, without grill lid, 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until tender and lightly charred.

  2. Preheat oven to 425°. Lightly dust work surface with cornmeal. Stretch dough into a 10- to 12-inch oval on work surface. Place dough, cornmeal side down, on a greased baking sheet; drizzle with remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Rub oil into dough. Arrange fig halves and grilled onion over dough, pressing lightly. Sprinkle with rosemary and salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Bake at 425° on lowest oven rack 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.