Not Raj’s Regular Friday Night Pizza–Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Pizza

So the traditional Friday night routine of Raj’s favorite pizza has kind of come to a slow death. With our multi-step progression of moves, our lack of a working kitchen up until recently, and my boredom of the same pizza every Friday for the last several years, I finally took a stand a switched it up a little. Here’s my first attempt at a deviation:
Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Pizza
  • 1 whole wheat pizza dough (see Raj’s Friday night pizza post for the recipe)
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 half red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • salt to taste
  • parmesan cheese, to taste
  • 10 ounces, mozzarella di buffalo
  • about 10 slices of prosciutto

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions and brown sugar and toss/stir for several minutes, or until onions are brown and cooked. Set aside.

Roll out pizza dough. Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle on a little salt, followed by a little parmesan.

Lay slices of mozzarella evenly over the top of the crust. Arrange caramelized onions over the top of the mozzarella. Randomly lay slices of prosciutto over the onions.

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the lower half of the oven, or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and cut into squares. Serve immediately.

I’m happy to report that despite Raj’s reluctance, he happily enjoyed the switch and he is looking forward to a next Friday night’s “Surprise Friday Night Pizza.” Stay tuned.

The accompaniment, a sparkling Vouvray.



32 thoughts on “Not Raj’s Regular Friday Night Pizza–Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Pizza

  1. Hi Jen,
    What time on Friday’s? and Jen, can you make it a bit larger? Why the brown sugar??
    Happy New Year Jen and Raj!

  2. I’m back on my low carb diet again, so I use low carb wraps in place of the traditional pizza dough. these toppings would totally work for me. looks great!

  3. We love making crazy pizza– my all time favorite combo is a thin layer of raspberry vinaigrette (most of the time we just use the kind from Costco), caramelized onions, bacon pieces, chopped up walnuts and a sprinkling of cheese (mozzarella, parmesan etc. whatever your tastes prefer).
    The mix of sweet and salty is fantastic!

  4. Not loving the whole wheat crust- need to let that go. Happy to see you branching out of your comfort zone. I would like to suggest roasted pears with blue cheese and toasted hazelnuts. OMG yum!!!

      1. Are you consuming too much Vouvarey? I said pears not figs. I don’t like fresh figs, only fig jam but that’s an entirely different pizza recipe. I bet that you can find pears no problem.

  5. I like the idea and this sounds like a real good Pizza. I have seen all kinds of good Pizza sauces, but I highly favor those made with San Marzano Tomatoes. Many of the best Pizza places in Italy use plain old canned “crushed” San Marzanos, uncooked. I like to saute some garlic in olive oil and then put in the crushed tomatoes with a little Oregano, salt and pepper and simmer for20 minutes. More people than not like to add onions of various types and/or sugar. This is a personal taste issue and your sauce sounds good and authentic.

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