Mmmmmmmmm, pizza! This is an easy-to-prepare and tasty pizza, perfect for enjoying on a relaxing Friday night with some good teevee (hello, Gossip Girl) and a glass of wine.
The secret to this pizza is caramelizing your onions very slllloooooooowwwwwwwwllllly, so that all of the natural sweetness has a chance to come out. You don’t have to use any special onions, whatever you have on hand…
…I used two plain ole yellow onions and one shallot. They started out looking like this…
…And 45 minutes later, they looked like this…
…Right at the end, I added a shot of balsamic – the tartness both balances and enhances the natural sweetness of the onions. Top your pizza crust with the onions and some blue cheese (I used Great Hill Blue, one of my local faves)…
Pop it in a hot oven for a few minutes, until the cheese has started to melt, and then top the pizza with arugula tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake for a few more minutes. You’ll know it’s done when everything is melted, golden-brown and delicious!
Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese & Arugula Pizza
- 2-3 onions
- Butter or olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Pizza dough or crust
- 2-3 oz. of blue cheese
- 2 handfuls of fresh arugula
- Salt & pepper
Caramelize the onions – slice and cook over low heat with 1-2 tbsps. of butter or oil until they are dark brown and sweet, mine took about 45 minutes. About three minutes before they are finished, add 1 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar.
Top your pizza crust with the onions and blue cheese. Bake for 5 minutes in a 550 degree oven. In the meantime, toss the arugula with olive oil, salt and pepper. Top the pizza with the arugula and bake for another 5 -10 minutes. Slice and enjoy!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 6:49 pm
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 10:51 am
I have to make this. Which pizza dough recipe do you use? I have a very hard time getting it to work out well.
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