Impress your guests with this easy-to-make cheesy fig brie flatbread! With creamy brie and Italian cheeses, succulent figs, and a crispy flatbread base, this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Are you tired of serving the same old appetizers at your gatherings? Has pizza night gotten a touch boring lately? Or are you just looking for an impressive dish to serve your guests that's not only ridiculously delicious but also easy to make? Well! Look no further than this cheesy fig brie flatbread.
Bursting with creamy brie, a medley of Italian cheeses, succulent fresh figs, sweet fig spread, and a crispy flatbread base, this recipe is a guaranteed to wow your family and friends. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply craving a quick and flavorful weeknight meal, it's sure to become a go to dish! Let's talk ingredients.
- Pizza dough - I like to either make my own dough or if I'm short on time I'll grab a fresh one at the store. While frozen crusts can work in a pinch, they don't cook up as well in my experience.
- Creamy brie - Can't have cheesy fig brie flatbread without the brie! If it sounds odd to use brie as a cheese base, I'm with you. Took a second for me to wrap my head around it. But trust me on this one. You're going to LOVE IT!
- Italian cheese blend - Problem: I'm busy/lazy but I love flavor. Solution: cheese medleys! I don't have the time to shred up 4 to 5 different cheeses and I'm willing to bet you don't either. Italian cheese blend for the win!
- Shredded parmesan cheese - For extra cheesy goodness 🧀.
- Fresh figs - I used fresh mission figs. In this case, fresh is best! This recipe is also excellent if you've got a few figs in your fridge a touch past their prime. They get cooked down so the texture isn't as important!
- Fig Spread - A pantry staple in my house. Adds a touch of sweet flavor and a swirl of color!
- Fresh thyme leaves - A light herb garnish that pairs wonderfully with figs and brie.
- A little olive oil and a touch of ground black pepper for extra yums.
Tips and Tricks
To ensure your cheesy fig brie flatbread turns out perfectly every time, here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind.
- For a perfectly golden, crunchy crust, roll out the dough a bit more thinly to achieve a crispier base. Then, bake on a preheated pizza stone or baking sheet to ensure even heat distribution.
- When assembling your flatbread, evenly distribute the brie cheese and fig slices. Also, don't be afraid to layer the ingredients generously, as the cheese will melt and spread during baking. I listed about 2 cups of the cheese blend in the recipe but honestly go with whatever's in your heart.
- Keep a close eye on the cooking time and temperature, as oven settings can vary. Aim for a slightly crispy crust and melted, gooey cheese. If you prefer a more caramelized appearance, you can broil the flatbread for a minute or two at the end of the baking time.
Specific Diet Questions
First and foremost, I'm always asked about how to make any pizza or flatbread gluten-free. While you can snag gluten-free doughs and plant-based crusts at certain grocery stores, I haven't made a pizza dough from scratch using gluten-free dough...yet. So while you can substitute the flour for a gluten-free one, I can't attest to how it will turn out 🤷🏼♀️.
The other question I get asked a lot with pizza style recipes is how to make them vegan. Usually you can try a vegan cheese alternative but since this particular recipe is largely based on cheese (cheesy fig brie flatbread), the flavor profile would change so drastically I can't personally recommend it.
FAQs About This Recipe
While fresh is best, dried figs can also work. You might want to rehydrate them a little bit by giving them a quick soak in some warm water for a few minutes before using them. Otherwise, they'll just shrivel up into crunchy chunks on your flatbread.
Sure! You can absolute customize your flatbread with additional toppings. Sliced prosciutto, arugula, or caramelized onions are all great ideas. A drizzle of honey would also be delicious!
You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, warm the flatbread in a conventional oven or toaster oven until heated through for best results. You can also microwave it but the crust might lose its crunch.
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