Balsamic Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese & Pear Pizza

I love pizza when it means yummy (gourmet) ingredients!  Pizza doesn’t just have to be pepperoni and cheese, right? So for this mouth watering recipe, grab your pizza stones and get to cookin’!

The combination of pear, onion and goat cheese is most definitely not a new development, especially for pizza. But why tamper with a classic? And the balsamic vinegar adds just enough subtle pop to the onions for a full body gourmet pizza. This is by far one of my favorites and I hope you enjoy making it for your family this summer.

Ingredients
2 sweet yellow onions, thinly sliced
1 pear,thinly sliced
1 package/serving whole wheat pizza dough
crumbled goat cheese
2-3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for dough
1-2 splashes balsamic vinegar
salt to taste

 

Preparation
Heat olive oil in large skillet.  Saute onions, adding salt to taste until they caramelize. After about 15-20 minutes, just before onions are tender and browning, add a couple splashes of balsamic vinegar and continue to cook onions until fully caramelized.  The whole process should take about 25-30 minutes. 
 
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and allow pizza dough to return to room temperature. Then stretch or roll out dough and place on pizza stone or lightly oiled baking pan.  Lightly coat dough with olive oil.  Once the onions are ready, spread evenly over dough, then layer the sliced pear and goat cheese crumbles, to taste.
 
Bake for 8-12 minutes, until edges just begin to toast. Let cool slightly, serve and enjoy!
 
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