If you need to warm up, how about doing so with an apple cheddar onion pizza? This pizza takes advantage of ingredients that are easy to find during the winter months and throughout the year.
- 1 sweet onion
- olive oil
- sea salt
- fresh pepper
- 1 Fuji apple
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup strong cheddar cheese
- 3 tablespoons chopped almonds
- 1 pre-made pizza crust or dough
Caramelize The Onions
This first step is to caramelize the onions. This will take between thirty minutes to an hour. In order to caramelize the onions, you will need to heat up enough olive oil to cover the bottom of your skillet. Slowly heat the oil up. Once the oil is warm, add the sliced sweet onions to the skillet.
You should stir the onions about every five minutes. Stir the onions more frequently as they start to caramelize. This will prevent the onions from sticking to the pan as start to caramelize. When they are just about done, sprinkle the onions with a little sea salt. Remove the skillet from the heat.
Prepare The Crust
If you purchased pizza dough, take the time to prepare it now. Roll out the pizza dough and put it on a baking stone or cookie tray dusted with cornmeal. The cornmeal will keep the dough from sticking and will help the crust cook evenly. Follow the preparation directions on the pizza dough package.
Be sure to preheat the oven to the temperature listed on the package. If a temperature is not listed, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Caramelize The Apples
Now that you have taken care of the crust, it is time to get the apple ready. Clean off the skillet, and set the burner to medium. Add about 1 tablespoon of butter to the skillet and let it melt.
Thinly slice the apples and add them to the skillet. Sauté them for about eight to ten minutes, until the apples are soft. Then add in the honey and let it simmer for about one more minute. Take the skillet off the burner.
Put The Pizza Together
Top the crust with the sharp shredded cheese first. Then add on the onions and apples. Finally, sprinkle the almonds on top.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 400 degrees, until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted. Then slice and enjoy this tasty apple cheddar onion pizza. For more information, check out companies such as Pequod’s Pizzeria.