Saturday, September 25, 2010

Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Blue Cheese Pizza




We love this pizza! It's so delicious - almost like a dessert pizza. The season for good, fresh figs is almost over but you can always substitute dried figs if you can't get them fresh. We've also made the pizza with goat cheese as opposed to blue cheese... either way it's delicious!



Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Blue Cheese Pizza
Adapted from Christine Cushing

Ingredients


1 tablespoon butter (15 ml)

1 tablespoon olive oil (15 ml)

3 large onions, sliced (8 cups sliced) ( 2 L)

coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper

1 large pizza crust (store bought)

6 fresh figs, quartered lengthwise

3 ounces Blue Cheese, crumbled (81 g)


Directions

1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

2.Set rack at bottom of oven.

3.Oil a 10 by 15-inch baking sheet.

4.In a large saucepan heat butter and oil over low heat. Add onions, salt and pepper. Cook about 45 minutes, stirring frequently to stop onions from sticking. Cook until onions are soft and take on a caramel colour and liquid has reduced completely. Set aside to cool.

5.Take out pizza crust and place on pizza stone or tray.

6.Arrange cooled onion mixture evenly over entire surface of dough. Add fig wedges. Sprinkle with crumbled Blue Cheese.

7.Bake for 20 minutes or until crisp. Cool slightly before cutting. Cut into 24 pieces or diamond shaped pieces. Yield: Serves 8.
 

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