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A sliced caramelized onion, apple, and bleu cheese pizza.

Caramelized Onion Apple and Bleu Cheese Pizza

Teri & Jenny
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Servings 8
Calories 371 kcal

Ingredients
  

basic pizza dough

  • 1 cup warm water (110°F)
  • 1 envelope (1/4 ounce) active-dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups bread flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

toppings

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple (such as gala, pink lady, golden delicious), cored and thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces crumbled bleu cheese, divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. (be sure to preheat pizza stone as well, if using)
  • For dough: Place water, yeast, sugar, honey, and olive oil in a mixing bowl and gently stir together. Allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes (water should begin foaming slightly).
  • While yeast mixture sits, sift together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to yeast mixture, ½ cup at a time, until fully incorporated and dough begins to form. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 8 to 10 minutes. (dough should spring back when poked).
  • Form into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel and place in a warm area and allow to proof until doubled in size, about 1 ½ -2 hours. Punch dough down and turn onto a clean, lightly floured surface.
  • Divide dough into two equal pieces and roll each piece into a 14 inch disc, about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle baking sheets with a layer of cornmeal. (if using a pizza peel, sprinkle peel with thin layer of cornmeal)
  • Place crusts into the prepared baking sheets, pierce the surface all over with a fork, and brush with small amount olive oil. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • For toppings and assembly: Melt butter in a large skillet, over medium-low heat and add onions. Lightly caramelize onions for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sliced apple and continue to caramelize for an additional 6 to 8 minutes. Lightly season with salt and pepper and set aside and allow mixture to cool.
  • Remove prepared crusts from the refrigerator and top each pizza with 2 ounces of crumbled bleu cheese, half the onion and apple mixture and finish with the remaining bleu cheese.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Remove from oven and allow pizza to cool before topping with fresh thyme and cracked black pepper. Slice and serve.

Notes

  • *Makes 2 pizzas

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 371kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 12gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 835mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 404IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 163mgIron: 1mg
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