Pizza with Fig Preserves, Caramelized Onions and Chicken Sausages

I got my computer back! Thrice now.


I’m terrified to talk about it because I’m afraid it will send the fragile little muthuh back into cardiac arrest. So I’ll just whisper it . . .  y a a a y.

Okay so pizza! Of course. Why not. It’s full-blown chilly outside and my belly doth swelleth.

Speaking of, my belly button is really starting to take on a new personality these days. I have a close friend that HATES things like belly buttons, the words ‘moist’ and ‘pork’, loose wet hairs on shower walls, and so on. So every few days I delight in sending her text updates of what my belly button looks like. I make sure to let her know if it looks like a little mouth going, “ooooo!” Or if it has any teeny veins around it making it appear like a mini fiery purplish sun. Or of course if anything has fallen out of it like dental floss or half a cookie. She’s terrified of the day that it completely pops out. As in, won’t even look at me. Literally puts her hands over her eyes and gasps, “No! No noononono!”

It’s like, my fuel in life.

figza1  figza2

What was I saying?

Pizza! Let me tell you something pretty pimp about this pizza. The time it takes you to preheat the oven is the same amount of time it takes to sauté the chicken sausages. Gold star right there.

The rest of the meal is pantry staples. Sort of. The fig spread came in a jar. The caramelized onions were leftovers from the day before. The cheese is a duh situation. The pizza dough was from Trader Joe’s. Gold star gold star gold star gold star.

We’re cuatro-ing that gold star ish, yo.


It’s a pretty sweet pizza, and I don’t mean posh. I mean it IS posh. Super poshy. Probably the poshiest ever. Let me start over.

It’s like dessert sweet. The syrupy figs, the candy onions, the sweet sausages, the nectarous tears of delight from graphic belly button text messages to my brittle bosom buddy.


You’re over me talking about my belly button, aren’t you?

Got it.


Oh hey! Make this pizza.

Pizza with Fig Preserves, Caramelized Onions and Chicken Sausages:

What it took for 2 pizzas:

* 1 pound (premade!) pizza dough (I used Trader Joe’s), divided in half and rolled out to about two 8-inch circles
* 1 cup jarred fig preserves, or fig spread (or less if you find you don’t need that much)
* 1 cup caramelized onions (I used leftovers that I’d made the day before, but if you don’t have any, just sauté a couple of thinly sliced white onions on low with a Tbs. of brown sugar and a little oil until they’re candy-like, about 45 minutes)
* 2 – 3 chicken sausages (flavor up to you!), sliced thinly and sautéed in a little oil until browned on both sides
* 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
* thinly sliced chives for garnish

Preheat oven (and a pizza stone) to 400.

Top your dough with the fig spread, onions, chicken sausages and half the cheese. Slide onto the pizza stone and bake until the cheese is browned and bubbly, and the dough is cooked through, 10-17 minutes. (depending on your oven) Repeat with remaining pizza.

Garnish with chives!

(I sure do have a lot of parentheses in this post.)

(I can stop at any time!)

(The end.)


*belly button sold separately

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31 Responses to Pizza with Fig Preserves, Caramelized Onions and Chicken Sausages

  1. Brian @ A Thought For Food October 17, 2013 at 8:20 am #
    I never understand people who have issues with the word moist. Panties, I get. Moist panties together, definitely. But moist. No. And belly buttons. Why would that gross someone out? Toe nails, yes. Nose hair. Sure. But belly buttons. Those seem harmless. End of rant. Oh, and damn on this pizza! Looks good, girl!
    • Julie October 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm #
      HAHAHA, funniest comment ever!
  2. Julie @ Table for Two October 17, 2013 at 8:24 am #
    Yeah, I remember all these girls in high school who had the "phobia" of the word moist. I don't get it..but I do get how I want to smash my face into this pizza. It looks ridiculously good. I want like 3 of them..not 3 slices, but 3 whole ones. Can we make this happen, please??
  3. Tieghan October 17, 2013 at 8:24 am #
    Computer issues are the worst! Hope things are good for your from here on out! Crossing my fingers! LOVE the pizza! And even the though I just mad e two pizza's yesterday, I can totally make this on today. Looks that good!
  4. Carly @ Snack Therapy October 17, 2013 at 8:59 am #
    I think the ridiculous deliciousness of this pizza is going to force your computer to crash again.
  5. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl October 17, 2013 at 9:16 am #
    Why is that pink glass so gorgeous? Also, I want this pizza in my mouth.
  6. Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion October 17, 2013 at 9:17 am #
    your killing me here... you are my go to Pizza lady!
  7. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps October 17, 2013 at 9:47 am #
    Loveeeee figs on a pie! Yummmm!
  8. Amy @Very Culinary October 17, 2013 at 10:57 am #
    "moist"...that word does just sound wrong. But this pizza? *head explodes* NEED.
  9. Erin L October 17, 2013 at 11:05 am #
    Any excuse to bust out the fig preserves & I get excited! I once ate an entire jar of the stuff with a spoon! (It was Italy in the 90's. Times were nutty. Don't judge.) Can't wait to make this pizza!!
  10. Ali @ Inspiralized October 17, 2013 at 11:33 am #
    Can I come over? This looks amazing and packed with flavor. I can practically smell it.
  11. Heather October 17, 2013 at 11:55 am #
    My partner just LOVES figs (thankfully he loves me more!) and he will just be so happy when I make him this pizza. I have never thought about putting fig preserves on pizza, brilliant idea! Mental note to make this over the weekend! :)
  12. Ruthy @ Omeletta October 17, 2013 at 12:08 pm #
    Not quite sure what I liked more here; the figgy oniony lovlieness of this pizza, or you torturing a good friend with belly button photos!
  13. kelley October 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm #
    1- is your friend named Mel and does she live in PC doubling as my friend who too hates the word moist and talking about anything that has to do with body changes? 2- this looks amazing.
  14. Rachel @thedessertchronicles October 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm #
    Ha! I love annoying my friend with the word moist. This pizza looks like perfection!
  15. Katie October 17, 2013 at 3:10 pm #
    Fig preserves and pizza and belly buttons. I'm so very into this post.
  16. Kathryn October 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm #
    This pizza looks totally totally epic.
  17. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective October 17, 2013 at 5:24 pm #
    Great-looking pizza, Bev!
  18. Laurie {SimplyScratch} October 18, 2013 at 10:11 am #
    Yummmm! Love the fig with the onions and chicken sausages. This pizza {and you having your computer back} makes me smile :)
  19. Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff October 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm #
    Oh my goodness this looks amazing! If I had fig preserves I would make this tonight! I'll have to get some and make it next week! :)
  20. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile October 18, 2013 at 8:20 pm #
    Wow I am absolutely loving the look of this pizza! I have made similar pizzas before, but never with chicken sausages! I can imagine that they will be amazing. Thanks for solving one of my dinner dilemmas this week!!
  21. Deborah October 20, 2013 at 1:39 am #
    I am totally drooling over this!
  22. Christy @ My Invisible Crown October 21, 2013 at 6:02 pm #
    I adore a homemade pizza and this one looks amazing!!!
  23. Natalie @ In Natalie's Shoes October 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm #
    Holy moly. I love everything about this. So happy it's an easy recipe!
  24. Heather December 11, 2013 at 12:15 am #
    Bev, you are killing me. I haven't tried your recipes yet, but I can't stop reading your posts.
  25. diana June 18, 2019 at 7:50 am #
    Want to try my own version, skip the sausage and change the cheese to goat cheese. Everything else on it too!! Didn't know what to do with my fig preserves. Thanks!!


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