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Caramelized Onion 'n' Pear Pizza

 Caramelized Onion 'n' Pear Pizza
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
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 348 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 537 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.