I have been a fan of goat cheese for as long as I can remember. I have fond memories of this amazing salad that had goat cheese and toasted sugared walnuts on it back from when I was living in Fort Lauderdale working my first job at Burdines Department Stores. I would specifically save up money to go to that restaurant to order that delicious salad with goat cheese.
But what's funny- is that I had never made a recipe using goat cheese! I was inspired recently to take my favorite quick-and-easy pizza crust recipe and create this caramelized onion and goat cheese pizza! Truly- these little pizzas are my new dinner obsession!
Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza Recipe:
- One package of yeast
- 1 cup of warm water
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2½ cups of all-purpose unbleached flour (plus a bit more if the dough is sticky)
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- One large yellow onion, sliced into rings
- ¼ cup of butter
- 1 cup of Chardonnay, divided
- Sea salt
- Fresh rosemary
- Goat cheese (Montchevre is my favorite), cut into ½" pieces
- Preheat the oven to 400°. In a large bowl mix the yeast into the warm water until the yeast is dissolved. Stir in the olive oil, flour, and salt until the dough becomes a ball. Add a little more flour if you find that your dough is too sticky.
- Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and allow it to sit on your stovetop while the oven is warming up, for 15 minutes. (Note: this dough will not really rise- and that's fine!)
- Divide the dough into 6 pieces.
- Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick foil, spread out the dough until it is very thin. I like to use a rolling pin in order to make it nice and round and very thin.
- Bake in your preheated oven for 7 to 9 minutes until the crusts are set but not brown.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet on the stove and add in the onions. Pour ½ cup of Chardonnay and allow it to simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Add the remaining ½ cup of Chardonnay and continue to cook until the onions become syrupy and golden and the liquid has evaporated. Set aside to cool.
- Brush the pizza crusts with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and fresh rosemary. Add your caramelized onions and the goat cheese.
- Bake in the 400° oven for 12 to 14 minutes until the cheese is starting to melt and the crusts are golden brown.
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