Monday, December 29, 2008

Proscuitto and Carmelized Onion Pizza

Proscuitto and Carmelized Onion Pizza
Semi-homemade, using refrigerated pizza crust.

1 pkg. refrigerated pizza crust
1 recipe White Sauce (recipe follows)
1 pkg. shredded mozarella cheese
Proscuitto (as much as desired)
1 large onion
1 Tblsp. brown sugar
3/4 Tblsp. balsamic vinegar

White Sauce
2 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour 
1 cup milk 
1/4 tsp salt 
1/8 tsp pepper 
1 garlic clove, minced 
2 Tbsp fresh basil, minced 
1/2 cup parmigiano-reggiano cheese, shredded

Heat the butter in a small saucepan. Add the flour flour and stir until thoroughly mixed. Slowly whisk in milk, adding gradually. Stir in remaining ingredients. The sauce will thicken upon standing.

Directions for Pizza:
1. Saute onions in pan over medium-high heat.  Add brown sugar and balsamic vinegar when onions appear translucent.  Remove from heat and reserve for pizza toppings.
2. Unroll pizza dough on cookie sheet.  Spread over white sauce and cover with mozzarella cheese.  Top with proscuitto and carmelized onions.  Put in preheated oven set to 400 degrees F for 13-17 minutes.  Remove when edges are golden, let stand, and serve!

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