5.11.2009

Beetlegirl Pizza

  • Five big shallots, or thereabouts

  • One big apple or pear or two smaller apples / pears

  • Cheese: either most of a wedge of brie, a bunch of feta, or whatevs

  • One thing of Trader Joe's pizza dough

  • Olive oil, sea salt, pepper, butter


  1. Chop the shallots against the grain thinly. Think onion rings-style, only delicate. Put 'em on low-medium heat in a couple of tablespoons of butter. Add salt and pepper. After maybe 10 minutes of initial sizzle, turn them down to low and let them suckers caramelize.

  2. While the shallots are on the heat, take out dough and let sit for 15 minutes or so (you don't want to use it straight out of the fridge.) Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.

  3. Cut apples/pears into thin slices. Do likewise with the cheese or, in the case of feta, crumble.

  4. Flour up a board (lightly, fool!) and stretch the pizza dough into something vaguely resembling a pizza.

  5. Brush on olive oil, add salt and pepper. Pop the dough into the oven once it hits 450.

  6. Cook for about 8 minutes, until a few areas are just starting to brown. Take it out and add shallots, apples/pears, and cheese.

  7. Pop it back in the oven and cook for another 5 – 8 minutes.

3 comments:

Chrissy said...

You really need to write a recipe book. Cuz, you know, I like your style.

kungfuramone said...

Thanks, homie. As my woman invents new stuff in the kitchen and teaches me how to cook it, I'll alert the world. :]

ransom said...

Another awesome shelves-of-TJs pizza is the same dough with the artichoke tapenade for sauce, with mozzarella, figs, and prosciutto... Credit to Trent for that one.