Caramelized Onion 'n' Pear Pizza Recipe
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Caramelized Onion 'n' Pear Pizza Recipe

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Get your knife and fork ready for this one! Our Test Kitchen uses delectable layers to create a mouthwatering, eye-appealing main course that eats like a meal. This savory “pie” with pears and two kinds of cheese will get rave reviews!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 large red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 2 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 cups ready-to-serve salad greens
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 348 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 537mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add sugar; cook and stir over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until onions are caramelized.
  2. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan; spread with onion to within 1 in. of edges. Layer with pears and cheeses. Bake at 450° for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with greens and tomato. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with hazelnuts. Yield: 8 slices.
Originally published as Caramelized Onion 'n' Pear Pizza in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p17

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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cspineda User ID: 3104739 207825
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"Love it!"

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