Friday, January 7, 2011

Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

It takes some time to caramelize the onions, but otherwise this is an easy and simple recipe. Caramelized onions are so good you might want to make up a larger batch at once and save some for additional dishes in the coming days; they keep well in the fridge.

Olive oil
2 large onions, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 14-inch pizza crust
1/2 cup tomato sauce
3 oz. chevre

Heat about 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and stir to coat. Cook them gently over low or low-medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until they are very soft and nicely brown. This should take 30 minute or so, though you can cook them longer if you have time and want to really maximize the dark brown caramel-y goodness.

While the onions caramelize, preheat the oven to 450 degrees, shape your crust and lightly paint it with olive oil. Spread the tomato sauce over the crust in a thin layer.

When the onions are ready spread them over the pizza, then top with chunks of goat cheese. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the crust is done and the cheese begins to brown.

Serves 3-4.

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