Caramelized Onion & Pear Flatbread
The flatbread is a perfect example of how deviating from a plan can yield unexpectedly delicious resulted. I originally set out to make a fig and goat cheese pizza. Alas, neither Fresh Market nor Kroger carried figs late winter, early spring. I improvised and the results are a Caramelized Onion & Pear Flatbread. I cheated hard on this recipe by using a pre-made crust… but for busy people on the go, perhaps utilizing frozen items like that are the only way they can enjoy a more gourmet meal. So don’t hate on that!
Figs may not have been in season, but pears sure were! I used Boca pears, but I am sure you could use a different kind if you don’t have access to a wide variety of fruits. I really enjoyed eating this for the next few days after I made it. It warm, crispy, crunchy, cheesey. Would be perfect with a vegetable soup – I would recommend a butternut squash soup! As always, hit me up in the comments if you try it, have recommendations, or let me know your favorite flatbread toppings. Happy Eats 🙂
Inspiration penned on the food blog Grand Baby Cakes
Notice how gorgeous these photographs are? Probably because I didn’t take them on my iPhone. These were done by my lovely and talented cousin Erika. You can find more of her work, including a wonderful selection of portraits at Wyss Photography on Instagram.
Total Time: 45 mins
Prep: 30 mins
Yield: 2 servings
2 medium sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 TBSP. balsamic vinegar
2 small cloves garlic, minced
1 TBSP. granulated sugar
½ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
3 c. shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 Bosc pears, cored and thinly sliced
¼ c. fat-free feta cheese
1 Sienna Stone-baked Flatbread
In a large skillet, heat 2 TBSP. olive oil over medium heat. Add onions. Cook approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent. Stir in vinegar, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
COAT 2 baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray.
Spoon onion mixture evenly over crust. Top with pear slices. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese and thyme. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Sprinkle with feta cheese before serving.