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Pita with Figs, Caramelized Onions, and Ricotta

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 pita half Yield: 3/4 cup caramelized onions
Start to Finish 35 mins
Pita with Figs, Caramelized Onions, and Ricotta
Ingredients
  • 1  tablespoon  butter
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1  sweet onion, such as Vidalia or Maui, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1  teaspoon  sugar
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1  tablespoon  balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2  cup  part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1  tablespoon  snipped fresh tarragon
  • 2  whole wheat pita bread rounds
  • 6 - 8  fresh figs, quartered
  • 1/4  cup  chopped walnuts, toasted (optional)
  • 1/4  cup  honey
Directions

1. For caramelized onions, in a large skillet heat butter and oil over medium-low heat. Add onion. Cook, covered, for 13 to 15 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Uncover. Stir in sugar, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Add balsamic vinegar, stirring to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Remove from heat.

2. In a small bowl stir together ricotta cheese and tarragon; set aside.

3. Cut pita bread rounds in half crosswise; wrap in microwave-safe paper towels. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 10 to 20 seconds or just until warm.

4. Divide ricotta mixture among pita halves, spreading evenly. Layer with caramelized onions, figs, and, if desired, walnuts. Drizzle with honey.

From the Test KitchenMake Ahead:
  • Prepare caramelized onions and combine ricotta and tarragon. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Reheat caramelized onions in the microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 1 minute.
Nutrition Facts (Pita with Figs, Caramelized Onions, and Ricotta)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 318,
  • Fat, total (g) 10,
  • chol. (mg) 17,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 55,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 5,
  • sugar (g) 32,
  • pro. (g) 8,
  • vit. A (IU) 394,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 25,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 345,
  • Potassium (mg) 318,
  • calcium (mg) 124,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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