Thursday, October 1, 2009


Ok, I first saw this on Rachel Ray's program and have made a few modifications. It is a great pizza for a party. (It ain't "every day"). Enjoy.

French Onion Pizza


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)(I also add some butter)

  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced (I use yellow or Vidalia and I use 3)

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • 1 ball fresh pizza dough

  • 1 cup crème fraiche or sour cream(hard to find creme fraiche these days)

  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese

  • 3/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves, chopped (very optional)

  • When sauteing the onions I also add sherry - very nice touch

Pre-heat the oven to 450ºF.

Place a large skillet over medium heat with 2 turns of the pan of EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and gently cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and deep golden brown, about 25 minutes. Add the sherry at the last minute.

While the onions are cooking, stretch the pizza dough out to the size of your pan (you can use a baking sheet or round pizza pan, whatever you have). Transfer the dough onto the pan and bake until set and very light golden brown, about 15 minutes.

When the onions are ready, season them with salt and pepper, and stir in the crème fraiche or sour cream. Spread the mixture over the pre-baked pizza crust. Sprinkle the cheeses and thyme over the pizza and return it to the oven. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Serve a romaine salad with a Dijon vinaigrette alongside.

It's very rich, but also very good! I promise.

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