Lately, we've been making a lot of pizza at home. Okay, we always make a lot of pizza at home. Especially now that I discovered you can buy blobs of frozen pizza dough at Meijer for about a dollar. Or the pre-baked ones for just a bit more.
I've been trying to get more adventurous with toppings - forgoing the usual tomato sauce for garlic sauce, adding spinach or sun-dried tomatoes, different cheeses.
This pizza originated when I was talking to a good friend on the phone, and she was telling me all about this caramelized onion & fig pizza. I've never even had figs before, and it sounded delicious. Too bad nobody here in the Bean Town eats figs either, because I couldn't find them anywhere.
Onto plan B. I saw a recipe for Peach & Gorgonzola Pizza and decided to incorporate the two recipes together. I also added some chopped ham and fresh basil.
It was delicious. The sweet caramelized onions and juicy peaches went perfectly with the tangy gorgonzola and salty ham. If you like sweet & savory together, you'll like this.. The only thing I'd do different next time is use bacon instead of ham. Because bacon makes everything better.
Question: What's your favorite pizza, hands-down? It can be restaurant or homemade.
Mine is Cheesecake Factory's BBQ Chicken Pizza. I always say I will order something different when we go, but I always get the pizza. Every time!
Servings/YieldOne 12-inch pizza.
- 1 prepared pizza crust
- 1 sweet onion, sliced
- 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 fresh peach, thinly sliced
- ⅓ cup chopped ham or cooked bacon
- ¾ cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
- ¼ cup fresh basil chiffonade
MethodPreheat oven to 425*F. Prepare pizza dough according to your recipe or package directions.
Saute onion in 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat until golden brown and caramelized, about 10-12 minutes. Set aside.
To prepare pizza, brush remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil over dough. Top evenly with mozzarella cheese. Top with onions and peaches. Add chopped ham or crumbled bacon. Top with gorgonzola cheese.
Bake according to recipe or package directions. When done sprinkle fresh basil over the top. Slice and enjoy!