Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza with a balsamic glaze and Callie Collection Wines for easy entertaining with friends and moments that stop time.

Appetizers & Beverages | November 15, 2016 | By

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Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza with a balsamic glaze and Callie Collection Wines for easy entertaining with friends and moments that stop time.

I’ve belonged to a book club for the last dozen years or so. We started out as (library) card-carrying, book-toting readers back when we had kids with curfews still living at home. The kids are all out on their own now but we still get together and though you’d think we have even more time now, somehow we don’t, so we now skip the book and somewhere along the way morphed into a Wine Club. The women in this club, my friends are each beautiful, strong, supportive and just happen to enjoy a glass of wine and really good food as much as I do, like this Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza with a balsamic glaze and Callie Collection Wines for easy entertaining with friends and moments that stop time.

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza starts with a thin, crispy naan flatbread crust topped with creamy, tangy garlic-herb goat cheese, sweet caramelized onions, bits of salty prosciutto and hand torn fresh mozzarella. The flavors of the Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza are enhanced by these Callie Collection Wines as only a glass of good wine can do.

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza with a balsamic glaze and Callie Collection Wines for easy entertaining with friends and moments that stop time.

It’s easy to get caught up in our busy lives and not carve out time for friends, but spending time with my wine group or my childhood friend, who somehow makes me feel young again, lifts me up and feeds my soul. I also count among my inner circle my now grown daughters. Inside jokes and laughter are just part of the story ~ encouragement, understanding, acceptance are all part of it too ~ and when the wine is pouring and good food is passed, time magically stops.  

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza with a balsamic glaze and Callie Collection Wines for easy entertaining with friends and moments that stop time.

I love to entertain at home. It’s relaxed and much more intimate and it doesn’t have to be hard. All you need is a selection of wine and few simple appetizers, like this Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza and an even easier Charcuterie Board, which is nothing more than a variety of cheeses, some cured meats like prosciutto and sopressata, bread and crackers.  If you’d like you can add nuts or olives. Sometimes I sneak in some chocolate too!

Callie Collection Wines take the guesswork out of what wine to serve. They offer Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and a Fresh Red Blend ~ something for every taste that all pay tribute to the Central California coast where the wines are sourced. Their flavor is fresh and delicious with a beautiful aroma and they’re the first in the U.S. market to feature easy twist off/twist on cork.

The Charcuterie:

A charcuterie is usually served on a clean board or platter. These are the cheeses, meats, fruit and nuts I chose but feel free to substitute your favorite cheeses.

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  • Sopressata
  • Prosciutto
  • Smoked Gouda cheese
  • Manchego cheese
  • Creamy Havarti cheese
  • Green and red grapes
  • Almonds
  • Kalamata olives
  • Assorted crackers
  • Warm, sliced baguette

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza with a balsamic glaze and Callie Collection Wines for easy entertaining with friends and moments that stop time.

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza:

  • naan flatbread
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • red onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • brown sugar
  • balsamic vinegar
  • garlic-herb goat cheese
  • fresh mozzarella
  •   prosciutto
  • Balsamic glaze (bottled)

1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

Slice the onions as thinly as possible. Add the olive oil and butter to a skillet over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the onion slices, stirring to coat them. After they’ve cooked several minutes, season with salt and pepper and the brown sugar, again stirring to coat. Continue cooking until the onions are browned and caramelized, stirring occasionally and spreading them out in the skillet. When the onions are caramelized, lower the heat and add the balsamic vinegar, cooking another 2-3 minutes.

Using a rolling pin and roll the naan flatbread a little thinner starting from the center and working out.

Don’t have a rolling pin? A wine bottle on its side will do the trick!  

1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

Lay the flatbread on a pizza stone or baking sheet then spread a layer of goat cheese onto the naan flatbread ( I like to use the back of a teaspoon). Top with the caramelized onions, prosciutto and mozzarella. Bake at 400° 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

Balsamic glaze can be made at home, but bottled is a great substitute and are found in most grocery stores. Drizzle a little over the top of the pizza right out of the oven then slice and serve warm with a glass of any of the Callie Collection Wines. 

Whatever you call them ~ your girls, your tribe, your posse ~ time with good friends is always time well spent. Life yourself up. Feed your soul. Leave me a comment with which Callie Collection Wine you’ll choose!

Cheers!

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Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza with a balsamic glaze and Callie Collection Wines for easy entertaining with friends and moments that stop time.

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Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza with a balsamic glaze and Callie Collection Wines for easy entertaining with friends and moments that stop time.
Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza ~ simple appetizer or main dish on naan flatbread.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramelized onion pizza
Servings: 4
Author: A Gouda Life
Ingredients
  • 1 large packaged naan flatbread
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 ½ cups of red onion very thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 ounces of garlic-herb goat cheese room temp
  • 2 ounces of fresh mozzarella hand torn
  • 2 slices of prosciutto hand torn
  • bottled balsamic glaze
Instructions
  1. Slice the onions as thinly as possible.

  2. Add the olive oil and butter to a skillet over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the onion slices, stirring to coat them.

  3. After they’ve cooked several minutes, season with salt and pepper and the brown sugar, again stirring to coat.

    Continue cooking until the onions are browned and caramelized, stirring occasionally and spreading them out in the skillet. When the onions are caramelized, lower the heat and add the balsamic vinegar, cooking another 2-3 minutes.

  4. Using a rolling pin and roll the naan flatbread a little thinner starting from the center and working out then transfer the flatbread to a pizza stone or baking sheet.

  5. Spread a layer of goat cheese onto the naan flatbread and top with the caramelized onions, prosciutto and mozzarella.

    Bake at 400° 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

    Drizzle a tablespoon or two of balsamic glaze over the top of the pizza, slice and serve warm,.

Comments

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    Lauren
    November 16, 2016

    YUM! Caramelized onion and goat cheese – say no more! I’d love to try the red blend with this pizza. Wine bottles are also multi-purpose in my house – home to my favorite beverage, rolling pin, hand weights for a workout…

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      Bernie
      November 16, 2016

      Hey Lauren ~ this pizza is definitely a winning combination of flavors — thank you! And the pizza and Callie Wine Collection would be ideal for Girls’ Grey’s night wine and appetizers. I never thought to use wine bottles as hand weights great idea — thanks! 🙂

  2. Leave a Reply

    Mary
    November 16, 2016

    What great ideas for simple, no fuss, but impressive holiday entertaining! This will definitely be served during this holiday season. Pinned. Thanks, my friend! Chat soon.

    • Leave a Reply

      Bernie
      November 16, 2016

      Hi Mary – I hope this helps with your holiday entertaining. The charcuterie has been one of my go-to’s for a while now. Take care friend and let’s chat again soon. 🙂

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