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Blue Cheese, Pear, and Caramelized Onion Pizzas

Categories: Entertaining, Finger Foods, On the Grill, Snacks
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Melted blue cheese on grill bread and topped with pear and onion create a pizza your family will go crazy for.

Serves: Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer


  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 red onions, peeled and sliced into thin rings
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 recipe Grill Bread, shaped into 4 rounds but not cooked
  • 2 ripe but firm pears, cored and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese of your choice
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
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  1. On the stove top, heat 3 tablespoons of the extra virgin olive oil in a large saut� pan or skillet over medium heat until it is hot but not smoking. Add the onions, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and saut�, stirring occasionally, until the onions start to soften (about 5 minutes). Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook, stirring often, until the onions are well caramelized (20-30 minutes).
  2. While the onions are cooking, build a fire in your grill. When the coals are all ignited, the flames have died down, and the temperature is medium (see Gauging the temperature), you're ready to cook.
  3. When the onions are ready, brush the bread rounds on both sides with the remaining 3 tablespoons oil, then place on the grill directly over the coals and cook until nicely toasted and brown on one side (about 4 minutes). Flip the bread over and top each round with a pile of caramelized onions, then arrange the pear slices over the onions and scatter the blue cheese on top. Invert a foil pan over the pizzas and continue to cook until the cheese starts to melt (3-4 minutes more).
  4. Cut the pizzas into wedges with a large, sharp knife, arrange on a platter, sprinkle with parsley, and serve.

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Excerpted from Grill It!.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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