Caramelized-Onion and Gorgonzola Grilled Pizza

Caramelized-Onion and Gorgonzola Grilled Pizza

Ingredients

6 tbsp A&V Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/4 pounds sweet Vidalia onions (2 large), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 A&V Homemade Pizza Dough
1/4 pound Gorgonzola dolce, crumbled (1 cup)
1/2 cup of A&V walnut halves, toasted and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley

Directions

Yield : Makes 6 (appetizer) servings

Active Time : 30 min

Total Time : 40 min

Preparation

1. Heat 1/4 cup oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-low heat until it shimmers, then cook onions with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper, covered, stirring occasionally, until golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and keep warm, covered.

2. Prepare a grill for direct-heat cooking over low charcoal (medium heat for gas).

3. Stretch dough into a roughly 12- by 10-inch rectangle on a large baking sheet and brush with 1 Tbsp oil.

4. Bring dough, onions, cheese, nuts, parsley, and remaining Tbsp oil to grill area.

5. Oil grill rack, then put dough, oiled side down, on grill and brush top with remaining Tbsp oil. Grill, covered, until underside is golden brown, 1 1/2 to 3 minutes.

6. Using tongs, return crust to baking sheet, turning crust over (grilled side up). Sprinkle evenly with onions, cheese, nuts, and parsley. Slide pizza from sheet onto grill and grill, covered, until underside is golden brown and cheese is partially melted, about 3 minutes.

7. Transfer pizza to a cutting board and cut into pieces enjoy dining al fresco with a glass of sparkling rose!