These Cheddar, Apple & Caramelized Onion Pizzettes are a perfect game day recipe for any crowd. Enjoy this free downloadable Game Day cookbook now.
Why order pizza when you can make it at home? Now some might say that's actually kind of difficult to make your own pizza, but this pizzette recipe is extremely easy to follow. For the uninitiated, a pizzette is basically a mini-pizza, and this particular recipe for a Cheddar, Apple and Caramelized Onion Pizzette is both refreshing and flavorful too. It's also pretty simple to make this dish a little extra wholesome by using whole-wheat dough when making the crust. After trying out this recipe, please make sure to rate and review it—we can't wait to hear what you have to say about it!
Most people might be content with the standard toppings for their pizzas, but it's good to try something different every now and then. This pizzette recipe calls for some unique toppings—five ounces of Cabot White Oak Cheddar, apple and caramelized onions—that you won't find on most store-bought pizzas. But trust us—this recipe is delicious and definitely worth sharing with your friends and family! It makes four servings, and it's great for a healthy game day snack or for a little something to munch on while watching movies at home.
When you're cooking up this recipe, make sure to caramelize the onions properly. They're an important part of this dish, so be sure to cook these onions over medium heat until they're brown. You can also add a little extra salt and pepper to the pizzas for some added flavor. Our award-winning cheeses have received a lot of attention for being incredibly delicious, so we're positive that you and your family will love this pizzette recipe. After trying it out at home, make sure to rate and review it and please share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large sweet onion, peeled and sliced
½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons cornmeal
All-purpose flour for dusting
1 (20-ounce) ball pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat
½ sweet firm apple, such as Pink Lady, thinly sliced
5 ounces Cabot White Oak Cheddar, Cabot Farmhouse Reserve, Cabot Sharp Cheddar or Cabot New York Extra Sharp Cheddar (about 1½ cups)
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
PLACE oil in small saucepan. Add onions, cover pan and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally and reducing heat if onions are beginning to brown.
CONTINUE cooking and stirring until onions are very soft and starting to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in thyme, re-cover pan and let sit off heat while you prepare pizzas.
ARRANGE racks in upper and lower third of oven. Preheat oven to 400° F. Coat two large baking sheets with cooking spray and sprinkle evenly with cornmeal.
DUST work surface with flour. Divide pizza dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece into thin circle, placing two circles on each baking sheet.
DIVIDE onions among pizzas. Top each with some of cheddar, followed by apple slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
BAKE pizzas on top and bottom racks, exchanging positions and rotating midway, for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is crispy and cheese is bubbling and lightly golden.
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Delicious, easy and a bit different than your standard cheese pizza! We actually cooked these on the Grill and they turned out amazing.