Recipe Box, Figgy Bleu Pizza with Pears and Bacon

I know, yet another pizza….I have a passion for flatbreads, open face sandwiches, tarts…

especially in the summertime ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I think everything should be served atop an incredible crust with the toppings piled high!


After enjoying the Fig and Bleu Cheese Butter Biscuits for Derby Day, it didn’t take me long to decide to try this great combo on my favorite pizza, Flatbread with Pear, Bacon and Bleu Cheese


Of course I had to throw in some roasted garlic too~

Partially bake your crust and drizzle it with olive oil.  Squeeze out the garlic and spread it around with the back of a spoon


Next spread a layer of fig jam, use your fingers to smush it into a thin layer…smush is a word right?


Next comes the bacon, since it is already completely cooked, it can be on the bottom


Top with pear slices


and sprinkle with lots of bleu cheese


Sweet, Salty, Savory, Tangy, Fruity, Cheesy, they’re all here, lined up to make you very happy!

figgy pizza

If you’re not a fan of figs, try this anyway it is sooo good,   be sure to try it with just pears, bacon and bleu, a combination definitely sent from heaven…

fig, pear, bleu bacon pizza

Either way, you won’t be sorry!

Fig and bleu pizza

I love to make this for dinner when it’s just me, and save the leftovers~you can reheat a slice 3-4 days later and it is just as tasty ๐Ÿ™‚

fig, bleu bacon flatbread


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Bacon cook time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, French


  • 6-8 slices bacon or maple bacon
  • 1 ripe pear unpeeled and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup fig jam
  • 3 oz. bleu cheese
  • 1 head garlic roasted
  • 1 T olive oil
  • pizza dough fresh from deli or refrigerated canned dough


  • Cook bacon in a skillet or on a parchment paper lined baking sheet [350 for 20-25 minutes] until crispy. Break into pieces.
  • Form dough into a rectangular crust and bake at 400 for 10 minutes or until set and starting to turn golden.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle with olive oil, using your fingers to spread it all over entire crust surface. Squeeze garlic head out onto dough and spread it around evenly with your fingers
  • Repeat with the fig jam, again using your fingers to break up the jam. Top with bacon pieces, then pear slices. Sprinkle with bleu cheese. Return to oven and bake at 400 for another 7-10 minutes until hot and crispy.
Keyword appetizer, Christmas party food, dessert pizza, fig pizza, fig, pear and bacon pizza, flatbread,, sweet and savory flatbread

This would be divine with some arugula or fresh salad greens on top too~

If you like salad topped pizzas, another one of my favorites is Salad Topped Breadstick Pizza

salad topped breadstick pizza

I think homemade pizzas make such a great summer meal~

Note: I just recently made a Pizza category on my recipe page.  All the pizzas, flatbreads and tart recipes are grouped together so they are easier to find.  Just click on the word recipes in the header bar at the top of any post and you will go to the page where all my recipes listed  by categories

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17 Responses to “Recipe Box, Figgy Bleu Pizza with Pears and Bacon”
  1. Emily says:

    Jenna, like you I love flat breads and pizza. This combo looks and sounds delicious!

  2. Sitting here reading this while having my first cup of coffee — wondering if this would be good good breakfast! LOL It looks divine, and I am definitely saving it. We just had pizza last night the way Ray likes it, loaded with Italian sausage. I prefer lighter styles like this. How nice to make something just for yourself! I am going to remember that, too.

  3. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    I know you won’t find this hard to believe but… I’ve never tried fig jam! Might be something to add to my list and your pizza sounds great:@)

  4. Now this is right up my alley! WHat a beauty!!! I love fig jam! And it sure does pair perfectly with all the other ingredients! I’m pinning!

  5. This sounds like I would love it. Pinning.

  6. Velva says:

    Amen to serving everything atop or even under a crust! This looks divine.

  7. Mary says:

    That’s my kind of pizza Jenna! Love the pairing of the fig, bacon & blue cheese, the pear slivers take it over the top! Our neighbors have a ginormous fig tree that I’m keeping my eye on.They let us battle the birds and help ourselves to it ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I am in I used to have a baguette party recipe with blue cheese fig preserves and bacon! I bet goat cheese would be fabulous too!

  9. Stacey says:

    This sounds delicious! We love figs and pizza. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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