Last night we had a small gathering at a friend’s house, and since she offered up her wonderful roof top terrace, I wanted to chip in not only by bringing some wine, but making something to take to the party. But, I also didn’t want to spend too much time cooking, since that is what I do everyday, for my family, and for work. I do love what I do, but sometimes I just don’t feel like doing anything.
Well, this recipe is perfect for those situations, and it works just as well for dinner, or lunch in a pinch. The prep time is absolutely minimal if you buy some store-bought pizza dough or Pate Brisee. This leaves you plenty of time to enjoy your friends or family, and all you have to do is serve a salad to go with it, and you have an exquisite, easy meal. Isn’t that the best?
So here’s what you’re going to need:
1 store-bought Pizza or Pate Brisee dough
1 box cherry tomatoes, halved
1 onion, sliced
1 small package blue cheese
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 sprig of thyme
3 tbsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a small saucepan, add the oil, sugar, thyme leaves, and the sliced onion. Cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, until the onion is softened and turning golden. Strain the onions, set aside.
Roll out the dough, and heat the oven according to package directions. Place the sliced cherry tomatoes randomly over the dough, leaving a 2 inch border on all sides. Top with the caramelized onions and the blue cheese. Place on a baking tray in the middle rack of the oven. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until your dough is crisp. Remove from the oven. It’s best when eaten warm, not boiling. And it tastes marvelous cold, too!
From my kitchen to yours,