Apple and Fig Flatbread with Goat Cheese

This apple and fig flatbread is a delicious blend of crispy sweet apples, earthy figs, peppery arugula, and creamy goat cheese, all resting on top of a crispy flatbread. It’s the prefect combination of sweet, savory, and peppery flavors that come together in a single bite. You can serve it as an appetizer or a quick dinner.

a slice of apple fig flatbread on a cutting board

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This apple flatbread recipe is so easy to make with only a few ingredients. You can use homemade dough , store-bought pizza dough or whole-grain naan bread.

Why you will love this apple fig goat cheese flatbread

  • Flavor! This flatbread offers a delicious combination of flavors that complement each other perfectly.
  • It’s healthy! Beyond the flavor, this flatbread is the perfect appetizer made with healthy ingredients such as tangy goat cheese, sweet figs, apples and fresh arugula.
  • Fig flatbread is versatile! Serve it for lunch, dinner or as an appetizer.
The ingredients on a cutting board: two naan breads, apple slices, fig slices, olive oil goat cheese and arugula

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Ingredients

  • Apples
  • Fresh Figs
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Goat cheese
  • Arugula
  • Flatbread, pizza dough or naan

🥄Equipment

  • Pizza Stone or sheet pan
  • Parchment Paper

How to make apple fig flatbread

Prepare: Rinse and dry the arugula, apples, and figs. Slice the apples into wedges and the figs into quarters and set aside. If you are using a baking sheet, line it with parchment paper.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees f, and if you are using homemade dough, roll it out and bake it.

a picture of flatbread

STEP 1: Crush the garlic and combine it with the olive oil. Use a pastry brush to brush the flatbread with olive oil garlic mixture.

STEP 2: Arrange the apples, figs and cheese crumbles and bake until heated through and cheese melts – about 8 to 10 minutes.

a picture of apples, figs and goat cheese on a flatbread
a picture of the fig flatbread toped with arugula

STEP 3: Remove the flatbread from the oven and top it with baby arugula and serve.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

Fresh figs – Fig season runs from late summer to early fall. If they are out of season, you can use dried figs or fig jam instead.

You can read more about selecting fresh figs and the flavor of figs in this article.

Apples – Any variety of apple can be used to make this recipe. I like to use gala, honey crisp or macintosh apples and sometimes Granny smith apples for a more tart flavor.

You can substitue an apple with pear slices.

Goat Cheese – Feta cheese has a similar tangy flavor to goat cheese and can be substituted with an equal amount of goat cheese.

Arugula – If arugula is too bitter for you, it can easily be substituted with milder-tasting fresh spinach.

Naan – If you don’t have dough or naan, you can use pita bread instead.

How to store leftovers

This recipe tastes best when it’s been freshly made, but if you do have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Reheat the flatbread without the arugula in the oven or microwave.

Enjoy apple fig flatbreads with goat cheese for a quick dinner, paired with a simple salad like this kale caesar salad or a Greek chopped salad.

Apple fig flatbread can also be served as an appetizer drizzled with a balsamic vinegar glaze and cut into small pieces or added to charcuterie boards or cheese boards. And don’t forget to serve a glass of chilled rose or pinot noir on the side.

An overhead view of the flatbread  cut into four pieces

Salty apple fig flatbread – Add one or two strips of thinly sliced uncured prosciutto or chopped bacon to the flatbread to add the perfect balance and a salty contrast to the sweet fruit.

Caramelized onions and apple fig flatbread – Caramelize onions in a pan until they are sweet and spread them on the flatbread instead of olive oil and garlic.

Apple walnut and fig flatbread – Sprinkle chopped walnuts over the flatbread before baking to add a nice crunch and nutty flavor.

Cheese – Change up the cheese and use an equal amount of creamy blue cheese or gorgonzola cheese.

Sweet – Add a drizzle of honey, maple syrup or balsamic vinaigrette or balsamic glaze just before serving to add a sweet touch to the flatbread.

Vegan – Replace the cheese with a cashew-based cheese spread or your favorite vegan cheese spread.

Tips

  • Squeeze a little bit of lemon juice on the apple slices to prevent them from turning brown.
  • Don’t overload the toppings which can lead to a soggy crust.
  • Baking time can vary depending on your crust. It should be golden brown and the cheese should be slightly melted.
Can I make the flatbread in advance and reheat it later?

While it is best to enjoy this flatbread fresh, you can prepare teh toppings in advance and assemble the flatbread just before baking it.

How can I prevent the flatbread from becoming soggy?

Try not to overload the flatbread with toppings and use thinly sliced apples and distribute them evenly.

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Apple and Fig Flatbread with Goat Cheese

A tasty flatbread that is perfect for dinner, lunch or an appetizer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fig flatbread
Servings: 2
Calories: 656kcal
Author: Anne
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Ingredients

  • 2 small naan bread or pizza dough about 6 to 7 inches in diameter
  • 1 apple large, sliced thin
  • 3 fresh figs cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 3 to 4 ounces goat cheese crumbled
  • 1 cup baby arugula

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400.
  • Slice the apples and figs and set them aside.
  • Crush the garlic, and add it to 1 tablespoon oil and stir.
  • Use a pastry brush to smear the oil and garlic mixture over the flatbread crust.
  • Top the flatbread with the apples, figs, and cheese crumbles.
  • Bake until everything is heated through and the cheese melts – about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the flatbreads from the oven and top with baby arugula and serve.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave. 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1flatbread | Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 1008mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 832IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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