Caramelizing onions, by slowly cooking them until they are richly browned, is a wonderful way to pull flavor out of a simple ingredient. Combine them with tangy goat cheese and fresh thyme for a mouthwateringly good pizza.
2 large onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
4-5 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
6 ounces goat cheese
1 ball of pizza dough
Freshly ground pepper
Add the butter and olive oil to a large sauté pan. Heat the pan on medium high heat until the oil is shimmering. Add the onion slices and stir to coat the onions, then turn heat to low. Spread the onions out evenly over the pan and cover with a lid. Let the onions cook on low for 10-15 minutes while covered, stirring occasionally.
Remove the lid and cook for 30 minutes or more, stirring every few minutes. You want them to get brown and stick to the pan, but do not let them burn. If the onions look like they are starting to burn, lower the burner temperature a little and add a little more oil.
Continue to cook and stir until the onions are a rich, browned color. At the end of the cooking process add a little salt to taste and set aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Prepare your pizza dough (store bought or homemade). The dough should be stretched to a roughly a 10 x 18 inch rectangle. Lay the pizza dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil and spread the onions evenly across the dough. Top with thyme leaves and chunks of goat cheese. Season with freshly cracked pepper.
Cook your pizza for 15 - 20 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Cut into squares and serve.
You can use store bought pizza dough for this recipe or try our Simple Pizza Dough recipe.