Blue Cheese & Pear Pizza with Caramelized Onions

We’re bringing the Sonoma County-love extra hard this week with great deals on select, locally produced cheeses! When you’re looking for a dinner that’s both classy and sassy, this pizza featuring Valley Ford Creamery’s Grazin’ Girl Blue ($15.99/lb) fits like a glove! This buttery blue melts perfectly with flavors of juicy Bartlett pear, fragrant Thyme, and tender caramelized onions for a shockingly complex bite sure to elevate any pizza pie. Whip one up anytime you have a craving for the finer things in life.

*Sale prices good through 7/21/20.

  • Serves: 1 Pizza
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Oliver’s Own Pizza Dough, at room temperature
  • 1 c. Valley Ford Grazin’ Girl Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 c. Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1 large Yellow Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Thyme, chopped
  • 1 c. Water
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Bartlet Pear, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • Cornmeal (for dusting)

Instructions

  1. First, make the caramelized onions. Heat large saute pan on medium heat until hot, then melt butter, swirling to coat pan. Add onions and thyme, tossing to coat in butter, then season lightly with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until onions are soft (about 5 minutes), then add 1/4 cup of water. Allow water to reduce completely, stirring onions occasionally. Allow onions to continue caramelizing for another 5 minutes, then add second 1/4 cup of water. Repeat process until water is used up, then continue to caramelize onions until golden. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and allow to cool completely.

  2. Preheat oven and pizza stone (if using) to 475 degrees for 30 minutes. Stretch pizza dough into 12 inch diameter circle on either a pan or a pizza paddle dusted with cornmeal. Spoon onions over pizza dough and spread evenly, leaving a 1 inch strip of dough at the edge. Top with mozzarella and blue cheese, then season lightly with salt and pepper. Decoratively arrange pear slices over top, then drizzle entire pizza with olive oil. Bake pizza on pizza stone or pizza pan for 10 to 15 minutes or until pizza crust is crisp underneath and cheese has melted completely.

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