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Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Roasted Garlic, Prosciutto and Gorgonzola
Pizza con la Crema di Cipolle, Prosciutto e Gorgonzola.
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1 recipe Pizza Dough
2 Tablespoons of Roasted Garlic pulp
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
4 cups sliced Onions, (2 pounds)
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
4 ounces thinly sliced Proscuitto, cut into ribbons
½ teaspoon dried Thyme
¼ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
4 ounces Gorgonzola Cheese, crumbled
Makes 2 14” Pizzas
Prepare the Pizza Dough. Prepare the Roasted Garlic.
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onions and cook, stirring often until they start to sizzle, 2-3 minutes. Reduce the heat and slowly cook the onions until they are tender and brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the Roasted Garlic. Season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. If you are using a pizza stone, place it on a lower shelf and preheat it with the oven. If you are using pizza pans, arrange the racks near the center of the oven.
Divide the dough in half. Pat or roll one piece of dough into a 14" round. Place the thin round onto a wooden pizza peel or pizza pan generously dusted with flour or cornmeal. Spread the dough evenly with half of the onion mixture. Sprinkle evenly with half of the proscuitto, thyme and red pepper flakes.
If you are using a pizza stone, slide the pizza directly on to the preheated stone and cook the pizza one at a time. Or, simply place the pizza and pan in the oven. Bake the pizzas for 10-12 minutes until brown, crisp and bubbly. Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle with half of the crumbled Gorgonzola. Slice into wedges and serve hot.
To make a second pizza, repeat the steps with the remaining ingredients.
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