We went to my parents' house for dinner - another opportunity for me to try a new appetizer. I browsed recipes on-line and decided on one I found on the Epicurious web site,
Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion Squares. I made a few changes which I'll note in italics below.
The original recipe calls for a homemade crust (see above link for the full recipe). I didn't have time for this so I bought a refrigerated pizza dough by Pillsbury.
- 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 large onions (about 2 pounds), halved, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary (I used dried rosemary)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups (about 6 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
- I added these ingredients: 4 tbsp mascarpone cheese; 6 cloves roasted garlic, chopped into tiny pieces
- Melt butter with oil in large skillet over high heat. Add onions. Cook until onions are soft and beginning to brown, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes.
- Add rosemary, sugar, and salt. Season onions to taste with pepper. Reduce heat to medium. Continue to cook until onions are soft and dark brown, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes; cool.
- Roll pre-made dough onto a cookie sheet
- Spread mascarpone cheese onto dough
- Sprinkle chopped garlic evenly over the cheese
- Spread onion mixture evenly over dough.
- Sprinkle with blue cheese.
- Bake until crust is golden and cheese is bubbling, about 20 minutes (I baked it for 15 min according to the package directions on the pizza dough). Let cool. Cut into squares and serve.