I have my first how-to video for you today! I demonstrate an easy way to caramelize onions and show them every 10 minutes of the hour and a half process. Video shoots are fun, but I wish I had someone to speed along the editing process for me. I shot this one in October!
Caramelized onions are one of those ingredients that make everything better. I used the batch in the video to make a really lovely pizza. The caramelized onions became the “sauce” and then I piled on chicken, apples, and cheddar cheese on top. This was the perfect combination of flavors!
Apple Cheddar Pizza with Chicken and Caramelized Onions
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 large yellow onions, sliced (9 cups)
For pizza assembly:
1 pound of your favorite pizza dough (I used whole wheat from Trader Joe’s)
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (I poached mine)
1 apple, cored and chopped
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
To make the caramelized onions, heat butter and olive oil over medium low heat in a large nonstick skillet until butter is melted. Add onions, cover, and cook 60 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove lid and cook an additional 20 to 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, or until caramelized.
To make the pizza, heat oven to 450˚F. Place pizza dough onto a surface spread with semolina flour and spread dough into desired shape (I made an 11×11-inch square). Place shaped dough onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 450°F for 8 minutes. Spread crust evenly with caramelized onions and top with chicken, apples, and cheddar cheese. Bake pizza an additional 8 to 12 minutes or until crust is crispy and golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut into 8 slices. Makes 4 servings of 2 slices each.
Nutrition: 861 calories, 39.4g fat, 10.9g fiber, 51.6g protein per serving
Cost: $2.35 per serving