Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto, and Arugula Pizza

Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto, and Arugula Pizza Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


2 tablespoons butter
2 onions, halved and sliced
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/3 cup small dried figs, cut into wedges (optional)
1 cup lightly packed baby arugula
2 ounces very thinly sliced prosciutto


1. Preheat oven to 450°. (For a crispy crust, preheat a pizza stone on the lowest rack in the oven.)

2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions; sauté, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until soft and golden brown. Stir in vinegar, salt, and pepper.

3. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a floured baking sheet or pizza peel. Brush edges of crust with olive oil. Spread onion mixture to edges of crust; top with blue cheese, walnuts, and figs, if desired.

4. If desired, transfer pizza to pizza stone dusted with cornmeal or semolina flour; bake 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with arugula and prosciutto. Drizzle with additional olive oil, if desired.

Julia Dowling Rutland,

Coastal Living

February 2013
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