Monday, October 3, 2011

Caramelized Onion, Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

In the past few years I've become really addicted to pizza. Previously, I could take it or leave it and just associated pizza with a meal you could make and eat quickly. Since my addiction to pizza formed, I've been on a never-ending quest to find new toppings for pizza. Cheese and sauce just don't cut it anymore.

A long time ago I came across a recipe for pear and prosciutto pizza. I honestly have no idea where I found it. So of course, when I went to make the pizza, the recipe was no where to be found. I figured, its just pizza, it can't be that hard to wing it. So I did.

Caramelized Onion, Pear and Prosciutto Pizza
Source: A Cookaholic Wife Creation, inspired by a recipe I can't find!
Yield: 1 pizza
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Ingredients:
    • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
    • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
    • 2 pears, sliced into 1/4 inch thickness
    • 1 tsp. sugar 
    • 3 slices prosciutto, fat trimmed and diced
    • 1 pizza crust
    • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
    • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Directions:
1.  Preheat the oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil.
2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the onions and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the onions are just barely caramelized.
3. Place the pear slices on the foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with the sugar and bake for 5-8 minutes, just until the pears are slightly soft.
4. Spread the pizza sauce over the pizza crust. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the sauce. Add the caramelized onions, pear slices and prosciutto.
5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the pizza crust reaches your desired doneness.

This was great! The caramelized onions and the pears gave a sweetness to the pizza I wasn't expecting and it was perfectly balanced by the saltiness of the prosciutto. Of course, Tom wasn't even interested in trying this but I definitely plan to make it for myself again!


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