Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onion Pizza



There is a fabulous pizza joint my friend and Amy and I frequent.  Well, we frequent it only about once a month, but that's frequent for us!!  Anyway, Michaels Pizza has this wonderful menu item:  Sweet and Salty Pizza.  Its gorgonzola and pear or peaches, with just a little prosciutto, and is it fabulous!  I am pretty embarrassing to sit with when I eat it, quite often moans of gustatory pleasure sneak out, sounds that should never be heard outside of the bedroom, this pizza is that good.

Well, I had some gorgonzola in my fridge, some sweet red onions, and since it was pizza night, I decided to make myself a pizza that I liked.  I hoped it would turn out at least edible, I was very surprised that it was extremely tasty!  Yes, I will be making this pizza again!  I did choose to use convenience foods with this, but, feel free to use your homemade crust or sauce.  A fruity red wine went great with this pizza also!

Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onion Pizza

1 thin premade pizza shell (Boboli etc)
Gorgonzola cheese (amount is left to your discretion)
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp sugar
honey
pizza sauce
mozzarella cheese

First caramelize the onion, in a small skillet, heat a little oil on med, add the onions.  When transparent and starting to brown, reduce to medium and sprinkle the sugar.  Stir often so they don't burn, keep an eye on them!  When brown and nearly done, turn heat to low and pour just a drizzle of honey over the onion.  Stir until the honey heats up and coats the onion.  Take off heat.

Spread a thin layer of sauce on your shell, add a light sprinkling of mozzarella, then evenly distribute your onions all over your pizza.  Pull chunks of gorgonzola off with your fingers and dot it all over the top of your pizza, add as much or as little as you like.  I baked mine in a 450 oven for about 7 or 8 minutes, until everything was melted and bubbly.  Remove from oven, let rest a few minutes, then enjoy!!


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