If you eat meat than most likely you love bacon as we do! It's hard not to love a pizza with such salty and sweet combinations. This pizza is unique because it has no sauce! That's right, we did not forget to add sauce. You'll be surprised to taste the creaminess and rich flavor you get from adding a generous spread of caramelized onions atop your pizza dough. We use our own fresh homemade pizza dough for this which you can find by clicking here!
We first made such a recipe a few years ago pre-kids when we really started experimenting with making our own pizzas. We were very skeptical about how it would turn out, thinking it would be dry and bland. We were so wrong. It was amazing, and add the bacon, it takes it over the top! It also opened our eyes to doing much more experimenting with this popular comfort food. We made so many more amazing homemade pizzas after that without using recipe ideas, but then we had our first child and forgot exactly what we did and took a break from making them as much.
When it comes to meat, we're pretty picky on the kind we eat. In regards to bacon, we found a bacon we really like and feel good about eating called, Da Becca- Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon. The reason we especially like this bacon is because not only is it delicious and thick, it's also nitrate and nitrite free which is a good thing. They are preservatives which are safe according to the FDA, but in excess they can be harmful to your health and act as a carcinogen. We just prefer to go this route on food whenever possible. We have found this bacon at Costco and that's where we get ours now.
Make Your Own Pizza Pie!
We've just recently started making our own pizzas once again since we've been so disappointed with local take out pizza and felt gypped by the cost of take out pizza. Now you might be thinking, why are they promoting pizza here? We believe almost anything can be enjoyed in moderation, including bacon! If we do eat pizza though, we like to enjoy real ingredients instead of fillers and garbage they add to a lot of take out pizzas. Comfort food like pizza is a treat for us and we partake in it maybe once or twice a month at the most, but we don't even go near big commercial pizza. We've read too much about the garbage they put in their so called food and the difference in taste is incomparable.
Homemade Pizza Dough
If we make our own pizza, we're not going to use a canned pizza dough with all the added preservatives. Why do you think that pizza dough lasts so long in your fridge? Because it's full of all sorts of unnatural additives. Forget that can and attempt to make your own pizza dough. You can even pre-make some extra and freeze it for future use. It's easier to make than you think, and yes it isn't as easy as popping open a can, but it has only a handful of ingredients.
The sweet creaminess of the caramelized onions and obvious deliciousness of the bacon make this a surprisingly delicious pizza pie! The saltiness of the bacon and crumbled cheese give it a nice tang. The sweetness of the pear make this a big treat for your taste buds. You can substitute the bacon for prosciutto if you prefer, it's just that most people would have bacon on hand, as we do. Also, switch out the crumbly cheese for another tangy crumbly cheese if you prefer another.Give it a try and let us know what you think.Print
Caramelized Onion, Bacon & Pear Pizza
Make this pizza on Large Sheet Pan or Round Pizza Pan
- Prep Time: 20 Minutes
- Cook Time: 18 Minutes
- Total Time: 38 minutes
- Category: Entree
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: Pizza
- 2 Cups Caramelized Onions
- ½ Cup Shredded Mozzarella
- ½ Cup crumbled Blue Cheese or Gorgonzola
- 6 Slices cooked and thinly sliced Bacon
- ½ Large Pear thinly sliced (about ⅛ " thick)
- 1 Pizza Dough (Either homemade or store-bought)
- Preheat Oven to 500 deg.
- Roll out Pizza dough and move to Sheet Pan or Heavy Aluminum Pizza Pan (If using a pre-made dough you can skip this step)
- Rub edges of dough with about 1 Tbs Olive Oil
- Cover dough up to about ½ " of edge with Caramelized Onions
- Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella
- Sprinkle evenly with Bacon
- Place Pear slices evenly throughout
- Top with crumbled cheese
- Place pan in pre-heated oven for 8 minutes
- After 8 minutes if pizza easily shakable on pan, slide off directly onto oven grates and bake another 2-3 minutes, till top bubbles and cooked well underneath
- Watch pizza closely to avoid burning.
- Slice it up and enjoy!
Serve with Green Salad[br][br](For Sheet Pan: Cut twice lengthwise and 5X on width making 18 squares)[br](For Round Pizza Pan: In Squares, Cut 3X both ways making 12 pieces, In Triangles, make 4 diagonal cuts making 8 large slices)
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