Sunday, July 18, 2010

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tart



Because inquiring minds want to know.

Pizza dough for one crust. I cheat and buy fresh dough at the bakery.

I spread the dough on a lightly oiled 17 1/2 x 12 cookie sheet/ jelly roll pan, and prebake it (400 degrees.) just until it start to turn golden.

Slice one very large onion into very thin half moons. Heat oil over low in a cast iron skillet and add onions. Keep the temperature fairly low so that the onions caramelize and don't burn. This takes 20-30 minutes.
Once they are golden brown, remove from heat and stir in a splash, ( a couple of tablespoons or so,) of balsamic vinegar.

Take your partially baked crust and either spread it with a thin layer of pesto OR lay down some slices of provolone cheese.

Spread your onions over the crust.

I then add a layer of thinly sliced tomatoes and sprinkle some chopped kalamata olives over the whole thing. Sprinkle with some salt and oregano , and crumbled goat cheese, (about 4 oz) . Put the pizza back in the oven until the goat cheese melts and your crust is golden brown.

Remove from oven and sprinkle fresh chopped basil on top.

2 comments:

Philip Goldfinch said...

Yum!!
Thanks ;)
Phil.

hilltopper said...

you must have been receiving yum vibes from me, while i was aeting a goat cheese and red pepper pizza at the California Pizza Kitchen, i was thinking, "i like Tricias goat cheese tart better, i need to get that recipe" no kidding, after that there were thought "is of its probably on Megan's blog, them oh i hope shes not feeling nauseaus today" and then... well it doesnt have much to do with the tart after that