Friday, July 16, 2010

Caramelized Onion, Gruyere, Thyme Pizza

To us, homemade pizza and a glass of wine equals the perfect way to relax on a Friday night. Here’s a nice take on a inexpensive, yet classy combination.

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  • 1 round of pizza dough
  • 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced (about five cups)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt
  • 1 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Melt the butter over medium high heat in a large, heavy bottomed dutch oven. Add in the onions, sprinkle them with salt, and toss to coat. After about a minute, when the onions begin to sweat, turn the heat down to medium low. Partially cover the pan and let the onions cook, stirring occasionally, until they are very soft and caramel in color (about 40 minutes). Remove from the heat and set aside.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. On a floured surface, roll the dough out into an 8- by 16-inch rectangle. Carefully transfer it to a baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

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To assemble the tart, sprinkle the onions and thyme in an even layer over the crust. Top the onions with the cheese. Return the crust to the oven and bake until it is heated through and the edges are a deep golden brown (10 to 15 minutes).

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Served with a crisp white Esporao, Reserva Branco 2008 (Alentejo, Portugal) Thanks to our awesome Wine Authorities guys!

Remember our trip to Tater Knob pottery last week? Here’s the cute set off colorful bowls I purchased for us.

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Instead of getting a matching set, I decided to mix match them up ;)

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1 comment:

Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers said...

Your pizza looks so good! I'm trying to make homemade pizza more often and this topping combo will definitely make the list. Love the new bowls too :-)