The fun of making pizza at home is you can really experiment with the different toppings. Oh, did we score a winner with this one, not your typical pizza but one we would have again & again.
This pizza combination plays the sweetness of peaches & caramelized onions against the salty, sharpness of blue cheese. A base of Fontina adds a wonderful creaminess. I would say it is an adult taste, unless you have kids with sophisticated palates who enjoy blue cheese. It was perfect for dinner but I think it would make a lovely appetizer at a party cut into small pieces, especially with some good wine. I can also see other fruits working wonderfully on this such as pears or figs.
Peach & Blue Cheese Pizza
pizza dough for 1 pizza (we use this recipe)
2 small or 1 large onion, sliced thin
2 ripe peaches
1 - 1 1/2 c fontina cheese, grated
1/4 c blue cheese, grated (add more or less depending on how much you like blue cheese)
Preheat oven to 450 F. Grease a baking sheet.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onions & allow them to cook slowly until they are golden brown & quite tender, stirring from time to time.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the peaches & allow them to boil for 1 - 2 minutes. Remove the peaches & use the tip of a sharp knife to remove their peels. Slice the peaches into 1/4 - 1/2 inch slices.
Spread the pizza dough out on the baking sheet to your desired thickness. Brush a little olive oil over it. Sprinkle a layer of fontina & then a layer of caramelized onions on the dough. Arrange the peach slices in rows on top of the cheese & onions. Sprinkle the blue cheese all over the top.
Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until the cheese is all melted & the crust is golden brown. Allow to sit a few minutes before slicing.
Other ideas for pizza night
Homemade Pizza Dough
Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce
Asparagus & Prosciutto Pizza