Gourmet Pizza – So simple that your mind will be blown!!

My extended family is a whole lot of mirchi (spicy)! We are an interesting and unique bunch with our own nuances. The thing is that no matter how much we fight and argue, we all end up coming together and hugging it out. Most of than not these make-up sessions take place over food! Tons of food!

This recipe was inspired by one of my Mirch sister’s. She is bold, courageous, and sweet inside and out. She made it for me and I fell in love. It is now one of my favorite pizzas!! It is super easy and yummy! It also goes great with your favorite bottle of red wine like a nice Pinot Noir!

You may use pre-made pizza crusts or dough if you want to save time. We usually pick up pre-made dough from our favorite Italian bakery. If you do not have the time Save-on-Foods has really good pizza crusts too!!

Ingredients:

Pizza crust

¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 large Vidalia Onions (Any sweet onion will do!)

1 tbsp. sugar

Balsamic reduction (as much or as little as you like)

1 large Bosc Pear

Crumbled goat cheese (as much as you would like! My Mirch family loves their cheese! Except the few that have lactose allergies…sucks to be them! Just kidding ;)!)

Arugula (A couple of large handfuls should suffice)

½ a lemon

Pepper to taste

 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F
  2. Thinly slice the onions and place them in a pan with olive oil
  3. Caramelize the onion on medium low heat till they turn translucent
  4. Add the sugar and caramelize till a light gold colour
  5. Add the Balsamic reduction and continue to caramelize till the onions are a dark beautiful colour. You will smell the sweetness!

 

***This process of caramelization should take 20min to ½ an hour***

  1. Spread the onion mixture evenly on the pizza crust
  2. Thinly slice the Bosc pear and evenly layer it on the pizza
  3. Crumble goat cheese evenly all over the pizza. Add as much or as little as you would like!

  1. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese has slightly melted
  2. In a bowl combine the arugula, juice of ½ lemon and pepper to taste. Toss.
  3. Add the arugula on top of the pizza.
  4. Slice and serve with your favorite Red Wine!

**If you have prosciutto add it before popping the pizza in the oven. That way it crisps up!

Your taste buds will thank you! Cheers!

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