May 25, 2011

Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Gorgonzola Pizza

This weekend I was craving my all time favorite pizza from California Pizza Kitchen- the Pear and Gorgonzola. If you've never had it, you don't know what you're missing! My first time going to a CPK was in Michigan, when the hubbs and I were apartment hunting. With the first bite of that pizza I was in love.

We didn't feel like going to the actual restaurant this weekend, so I decided to make my own version. I did a little searching online but didn't find an exact recipe, so I improvised.

I used apples instead of pears and pecans instead of walnuts. I chopped up an onion, took out some gorgonzola cheese and grated some mozzarella and pecorino romano cheese. I looove the greens on top of that pizza, so I added my own, using cesar dressing, which actually had a very similar taste effect.

It came out perfect, if I do say so myself.

We had a few leftover slices and I had them a few days later. It still tasted amazing. :)

Source: This Woman Cooks! Original, inspired by California Pizza Kitchen

Whole wheat dough- this is the recipe I used
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 apple, sliced and peeled
1 chopped onion
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 shredded pecorino romano
2 tablespoons crumbled gorgonzola
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Roll out dough and place on a pizza stone, if using. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet. Add chopped onion and stir, making sure to coat onions evenly in oil. Cook unitl onions begin to get soft, add honey and stir. Cook until onions begin to brown and add sliced apples, stirring to coat. Cook for 1 or 2 more minutes.

While onion mixture is cooking, drizzle the dough with the other tablespoon of olive oil. Top with cheeses. Once the apples in the onion mixture have softened, sprinkle over pizza along with the pecans and gorgonzola cheese. Transfer pizza to over and bake for 30 minutes. 

Happy Hump Day! How has your week been going?


  1. Great recipe! I love the recipe for whole wheat dough.

  2. This looks ridiculously good! The pear/gorg is my fave Cali Pizza too. Can't wait to try this recipe!

  3. Gorgonzola and caramelized onions is one of my favorite food combos in life. I love fancy homemade pizzas! This looks delish. :)

  4. Can I come over for dinner? Or we can cook together? You teach me something? : )

  5. Oh I am dreaming of this now!

    Thanks for sharing & linking up!

  6. i love greens on my pizza too:D

  7. This sounds wonderful!! I haven't had anything like this in soooooo long!


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