Thursday, May 20, 2010

Caramelized Onion & Prosciutto Pizza

We LOVE this pizza.  It's definitely a grown up pizza.  But since Curly likes making her own little pizza, and Little Red devours a whole little pizza herself...it works quite well to make one medium grown up pizza and two smaller kid-friendly pizzas.  The recipe is adapted from Pioneer Woman.

INGREDIENTS
1 whole Pizza Crust (parbaked)
Olive Oil, For Drizzling
1 whole Large Red Onion, Halved And Thinly Sliced
2 T Brown Sugar
Kosher Salt To Taste
Parmesan Cheese, Grated
10 ounces, weight Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Thinly Sliced
4-6 slices Prosciutto (you can substitute bacon, but the flavor is more salty.  I also partially cooked it)

Make pizza crust.  Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions and brown sugar and toss/stir for several minutes, or until onions are brown and cooked and soft. Set aside.

On half-baked pizza crust if using "My Favorite Pizza Crust" drizzle on olive oil, sprinkle on a little salt, followed by a little Parmesan.  If using a pizza dough recipe that does not parbake the crust, roll out the dough and then drizzle on the oil, add the salt and Parmesan.

Lay slices of mozzarella evenly over the top of the crust. Arrange caramelized onions over the top of the mozzarella. Randomly lay slices of prosciutto over the onions.  If you prefer you can cut the prosciutto slices into smaller pieces so they are more evenly distributed over the pizza.

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the lower half or middle of the oven, or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and cut into squares. Serve immediately.

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