Pizza with Apples and Blue Cheese



Make a batch of your favorite pizza dough recipe, using about 1 part whole wheat flour to 2 parts white flour. I used Julia Child’s recipe in From Julia Child’s Kitchen.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. The longer you preheat, the better. The idea is to get your oven as blazing hot as possible.

Slice about 5-6 onions and salt them lightly. Cook them over medium-high heat in a few tablespoons of butter, stirring frequently, for about 30-40 minutes, until caramelized.

Core and slice about 6 Macintosh or Jonagold apples.

Coat a baking sheet in olive oil and sprinkle lightly with cornmeal. Roll out the pizza dough, allowing it to rest a few times. Coat the dough with a layer of caramelized onions. Lay out rows of apple slices. Crumble about 8 oz. of a rich, mellow blue cheese over the top. Rosemary or sage leaves and a good grind of black pepper would be excellent as well. Bake in the oven til the crust is browned, the cheese melted, and the apples softened.

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