Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizzas

Someone is now two months old!

She’s become very contemplative in her old age.

It seemed only fitting to celebrate with pizza, since we had it the night she was born. I got a copy of Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Dayat Foodbuzz, and I’m smitten already.

I made a half recipe of the “crisp yet tender” crust, but added a cup of whole wheat flour in place of one cup of bleached all-purpose. ┬áIt is amazing how perfect the crust is (and very easy to work with!) with absolutely no kneading!

The recipe for these pizzas was originally written to make 4-inch pizzettes, but I made them a little bigger. It never ceases to thrill me how just a few simple ingredients combined the right way can taste truly fantastic (um, does that mean I need to get out a little more?)

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizzas

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • salt
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces chevre
  • 1 egg yolk
  • a few sprigs fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil over medium in a wide skillet. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden (20-30 minutes). Add a few pinches of salt, stir well, and set aside.
  2. While the onions are cooking, mix the cream cheese, chevre, and egg yolk together until smooth.
  3. Preheat the oven to 500 F and line two baking sheets with parchment.
  4. Divide the dough in fourths and stretch each to a 6-8" circle about 1/8" thick. Place on the parchment-lined baking sheets.
  5. Spread each dough round with some of the cheese mixture, then top with caramelized onions. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden and slightly crisp.
  6. Sprinkle each pizza with a little fresh thyme, and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
http://catesworldkitchen.com/2011/11/caramelized-onion-and-goat-cheese-pizzas/

(from Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day)

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9 comments to Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizzas

  • Jen

    first, happy 2 months to sweet ellie! so beautiful.

    second, the pizza looks so good…and i happen to have all the ingredients on hand. i have a serious pizza addiction and love trying new combinations.

  • What a beautiful picture of Ellie!!!

    And this pizza looks delish!!! I want to try this someday :D

  • I’m always looking for a good crust recipe. I’m never happy with the ones I use.

  • Ellie is such a cutie! The pizza looks awesome. I’ve been going through the book, but haven’t made anything yet. I’m having a brief obsession with the cashew cheese that Gather puts on their vegan pizza, and I think I need to go eat it again to figure out to recreate it. It’s all gooey and melty, every kind of cashew cheese I’ve ever seen a recipe for is all thick like hummus. Goat cheese and caramelized onions looks like a terrific combination, and the pizzas look wonderful!

  • Love the onion / goat cheese toppings.

    Georgeous baby!

  • I feel the same way about a few simple ingredients being fabulous! (Given that they’re the right ingredients). I think that this just means we have a super refined palate. For realz.

    And caramelized onions and goat cheese? Totally the right ingredients. Especially with a side of Ellie.

  • Two months old already!? What a sweet heart.
    Beautiful pizzas – 2 of my favorite ingredients. You had me at caramelized onions :)

  • She is seriously such a cutie – can’t believe she’s already 2 months old! Goat cheese & caramelized onions are one of the best combos ever, so obviously I love this pizza.

  • Hillary

    The pizza looks great, but you should really just start a baby blog. She is ADORABLE.

    xoxo
    Hilly

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