Caramelized Onion, Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza

Menu Part: 
Entree
Cuisine Type: 
American

Executive Chef Elise Wiggins
Panzano
Denver

Pears and gorgonzola are perfect fruit-cheese companions that become even more appealing when they are piled on pizza dough and baked to meld the flavors. Chef Wiggins sweetens the mix with caramelized onions, toasted walnuts and a little rosemary-infused honey.

 

Ingredients

3 oz. yellow onions, sliced
1 small pear (4 oz.)
5 oz. pizza dough
1 oz. walnuts, coarsely broken and toasted
1 oz. gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
Few pinches minced Italian parsley
1 oz. honey, steeped with rosemary

Steps

  1. Cut across onion slices to make julienne strips (3/4 cup). Caramelize onions in oiled skillet over low heat. 
  2. Pare and core pear; cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  3. Shape pizza dough into 8- to 10-inch round (depending upon how thin a crust is preferred).Top with onions, pear, walnuts and gorgonzola cheese. Bake in 500 F oven for 8 minutes or until done, rotating after 4 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Cut into 8 wedges. To serve, drizzle with honey.
Source: Photo courtesy of National Onion Association

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