Caramelized Onion, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Focaccia

The sweetness of the caramelized onions is a great flavor contrast to the sharp blue cheese.


15 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 17 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hours
Other: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 135
Fat 3.9 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Protein 4.5 g
Carbohydrate 20.7 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 210 mg
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fiber 1.4 g
Calcium 30 mg


2 packages dry yeast (about 4 1/2 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
1 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 cups thinly sliced onion (about 2 large)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola or other blue cheese


Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Add salt; stir to dissolve.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 2 1/2 cups flour to yeast mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes). Add enough of remaining 1/4 cup flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands.

Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, about 45 minutes or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indention remains, dough has risen enough.)

While dough rises, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion; cover and cook 30 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook 5 to 10 minutes or until onion is golden brown and most of liquid evaporates, stirring often.

Punch dough down. Pat dough into a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. (If dough resists stretching, let rest 5 minutes before proceeding.) Spread onion evenly over dough. Sprinkle walnuts and Gorgonzola evenly over top; cover and let rise in a warm place 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 400°

Bake at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into 15 pieces.

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

January 2008
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