Friday, March 5, 2010

Caramelized Onion and Gorgonzola Pizza

2 tbsp olive oil
3 onions, thinly sliced (or 1 large Spanish onion) I prefer red onions
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
1 pkg. frozen puff pastry
4 oz. Brie, rind removed, dices
4 oz. Gorgonzola or Cambozola, rind removed, diced
2 tbsp. fresh tarragon

Preheat oven to 400.

Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.  Add onions and cook for about 10 minutes, or until wilted and starting to brown.  Add sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper.  Reduce heat and cook gently, uncovered for 15-25 minutes, until richly caramelized.
Cool.  This makes about 3/4 cups.

Take out one piece of pastry from box and place on a parchment paper, line baking sheet.  Prick pastry with a fork in about 12 places.

Spread onions over pastry.  Dot with cheese. Sprinkle with tarragon.  Cover and refrigerate if not baking immediately.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until cheese has melted and pastry is crisp.  Cool for 5 minutes and cut into pieces.