Saturday, January 11, 2014

Apple and Pear Balsamic Pizza

1 lb of pizza dough
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 yellow or white onion
1 red apple (Fuji or pink lady), sliced
1 pear, sliced
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 
1 tbsp sugar 
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Roll put pizza dough onto a floured surface and onto a baking stone or baking sheet.  Drizzle a small amount of olive oil evenly onto dough.  Slice onion into long strips and sauté over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.  Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.  Place the onions onto the pizza dough evenly, along with the juice from the pan.  Add 1 cup of cheese onto pizza.  Add the apple and pear to the pizza and drizzle with honey.  Add the remaining cheese.  Bake for 20 minutes or until crust has browned and cheese is melted.

Substitutes: trader joes herbed pizza dough, 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese added to mozzarella

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