Any goat cheese fans out there? How about prosciutto fans? Caramelized onions? I am a crazy about all three which is why I love this Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza!
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Before We Talk Pizza, Let’s Talk Dough:
For this recipe you can use my home made dough. I highly recommend it. But you may also use store bought fresh dough. Whole Foods market and Trader Joe’s both sell fresh dough, so feel free to take the short cut if you wish!
There are a few items that make pizza making a whole lot easier: a rolling pin, a ceramic pizza stone, a pizza paddle, corn meal and a pizza slicer. (affiliate links)
Why corn meal you ask?
Good question! Once your dough is rolled you sprinkle cornmeal on top of the paddle for easy transfer of dough onto the pizza stone. Placing a layer of corn meal on the paddle allows your pizza to slide right onto the stone with a little back and forth motion.. If you forget this step you will be very sorry!
Now the fun begins! Pizza Making:
First we roll out the dough…
After rolling out the the dough we top this pizza with salty prosciutto, sweet caramelized onions, creamy goat cheese and pine nuts! The key to caramelizing onions is patience. Cook them slowly until they are browned, this can take about 25-30 minutes…but it’s so worth the wait! As the liquid in the onions evaporates the natural sugars condense and the onions become sweeter and sweeter! These toppings are the perfect combinations of salty, sweet and savory!
Why a Stone?
I prefer using a pizza stone rather than a metal pan. It cooks more evenly and creates that crispy crust! Always put the stone into a cold oven on the bottom rack and then preheat at 450 degrees for at least a half hour before placing dough on stone. If you add a cold stone to a hot oven it could crack. Notice how well season my stone is. Obviously, I use it a lot!
The Final Touch!
After removing from the oven, drizzle with balsamic reduction, sometimes called balsamic glaze. (affiliate links). Oh my, this is making me hungry!
Slice, serve and listen to the raves!
The Recipe: Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza!
Tips and what you need: If you would like to see a more in depth tutorial on dough making click here. You will need: a rolling pin, a ceramic pizza stone, a pizza paddle, corn meal and a pizza slicer. (affiliate links)
- Enough prepared pizza dough for two thin crust pizzas. You can use store bought or my recipe linked above. (recipe above)
- 3 medium red onions caramelized
- olive oil
- 10-12 slices prosciutto 5-6 per pizza
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 8 oz soft goat cheese
- roasted pine nuts to taste
- sea salt
- Balsamic glaze
- 2 Tablespoons chives minced
- corn meal (for sliding pizza off paddle and onto stone)
Remove prepared pizza dough from the refrigerator and place on counter for 30 minutes before using. Place pizza stone in cold oven with oven rack in bottom position. Turn heat to 450 degrees and allow stone to heat for at least a half hour before placing dough on stone.
Place a large pan on medium/high heat. Add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil to pan. When hot, add onions. Cook, stirring frequently until the onions are really going, then turn heat to medium and keep it there as onions reduce. When onions lose at least half their volume sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste. When onions are done (usually 25-30 minutes) turn off heat
Pizza prep: Cover pizza paddle with a thin layer of corn meal. Rollout one dough ball to make a 8-9 inch pie. Place rolled out dough on paddle. Brush dough lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with a layer of Parmesan cheese. Place 4-6 slices of prosciutto on top of cheese. Place half of caramelized onions on top of prosciutto and sprinkle with desired amount of goat cheese. Toss a handful of pine nuts on top. Then sprinkle with chives.
Use the paddle to place dough on preheated pizza stone and bake for 8-9 minutes. (To transfer dough onto stone: place tip of paddle an ich or so from the back edge of pizza stone, then use a slightly jerky back and forth motion with the paddle, the dough should slide right onto stone)
Remove pizza from oven, allow to rest for one minute then drizzle with desired amount of balsamic glaze (I suggest lots!). Slice and serve. Repeat on second pizza.
MAY I PLEASE ASK A FAVOR?
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Oh my goodness- those textures and flavors!
I want to eat THAT!
I’m a big fan of caramelized onions, and goat cheese too, this is my kind of pizza, it sounds amazing!
I could honestly tell you I have never had this pizza, but I WOULD LOVE TOO! I love all those toppings too. I love seeing and trying different toppings and twists to pizza. Yum!
You’ve managed to put all my favorite things on top of this pizza!
Caramel and onions on pizza is exactly what I need! This looks so delicious.
Goat cheese and caramelised onions on pizza is one of my favorite combos that I make quite often. I sometimes use some tomato chutney as sauce base for this and that combo somehow works really well.
Yum! That sounds amazing!
Goodness gracious, this looks so delicious!! Onions and goat cheese… on a pizza.. YES! #winning
My women friends would love this so will make for our next get together. Our men not so much. Shame on them.
Oh.Wow. This looks AMAZING.
I love caramelized onions and goat cheese!
I would’ve never put those two ingredients together – especially on a pizza of all things. But that recipes looks really good! Gonna have to give it a shot. 🙂
Lol goat cheese and caramelized onions are often paired and so are prosciutto and goat cheese, the three together…outragous!
I think I could have a blast with this recipe, and I think I have a couple of wines who would love to spend time with this pizza. Thank you for sharing!
Seriously looks AMAZING!!! YUMMY.
This looks so dang amazing. I’d like to eat this right now.
this looks amazing. I LOVE balsamic glaze on everything, let alone pizza! Now, I just have to be brave enough to make my own dough!
The perfect combination! My mouth is watering just reading about it.
I love carmelized onions! They are awesome and put on a pizza yum!
Oh my goodness this pizza looks incredible! Especially the balsamic glaze drizzled on top! Yum!
This looks so yummy! I’ve been trying to perfect my own homemade pizza dough. I’m not quite there yet but this gives me motivation!
Ok so this is my kind of pizza!! This pizza recipe looks so good! Thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to try it!
I love goat cheese and caramelized onions and they are so delicious together!
I could eat one of those pizza all by myself! Everything I love is on this pizza…thank you for sharing! 😀
I eat the whole thing. In my defense it’s only a nine inch pie:)
This looks so DELICIOUS!
This looks amazing! All of my favorite things in one delish pizza! I pinned for later
Yum! This is one of my favorite pizzas! I’m pinning it so I can remember to make it soon!
Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness – this sounds AMAZING!! I’ve had a similar pizza before, and absolutely love the combo of creamy goat cheese, sweet balsamic and savory onions. Wish I could be eating this right now!
Sounds fabulous as always, Linda!
I LOVE Goat Cheese, it is by far my favorite type of cheese!
I thought for a second you were going to say it’s your favorite part of the goat:)
Those flavors…be still my beating heart.
Oh my goodness Linda! This flavor combo!!! I have been craving pizza so bad lately. I have to figure out a gf crust so I can make this. It sounds AMAZING! xo
I am surprised you don’t already have a GF pizza crust!
Two of my favorite foods, goat cheese and caramelized onions! So perfect for a pizza topping!