Monday, March 27, 2017

Pear/Gorgonzola/Fig/Caramelized Onion/Arugala/Bacon Pizza Topping

Assemble the following on an uncooked pizza crust (this makes enough for one medium pizza):

4 oz gorgonzola cheese

3 strips cooked, good quality bacon, chopped (prosciutto would be good too)

Fig "jam"
1/4 cup dried figs, sliced or chopped (tough parts removed)
Tablespoon or so of honey
Tablespoon or so of balsamic vinegar
pinch of salt
2-4 Tablespoons water

Mix all ingredients in small saucepan and bring to a simmer.  Cook until figs become soft and balsamic and honey has reduced to a syrup.

Caramelized Onions
1 large onion, sliced
Tablespoon or so of olive oil
pinch of salt

Saute onion in olive oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally; don't burn; take your time!  Midway through the cooking process, add salt (this will help expel the moisture).  Cook until onions are semi-translucent, slightly sticky and have turned a light caramel color.

1/2 fresh pear, sliced

Bake at 500 degrees until pizza begins to brown.

After pizza has finished cooking, sprinkle a handful of fresh arugula on top.

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