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Gorgonzola Dolce Pizza with Caramelized Onions & Chives

Gorgonzola Dolce Pizza with Caramelized Onions & Chives
Serves 6
The cheese is an accent, not a wall-to-wall carpet. A few crumbles of Gorgonzola dolce on a bed of caramelized sweet spring onions make a stronger statement than a blanket of milder cheese.
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Dough
  1. Basic Pizza Dough
Topping
  1. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 4 large Vidalia onions, peeled, quartered, and very thinly sliced
  3. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  4. Freshly ground black pepper
  5. 6 ounces Gorgonzola dolce
  6. ¼ cup chopped chives
Instructions
  1. THE TOPPING: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sprinkle with salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until the onions start to wilt, about 5 minutes. Lower the heat to medium-low and continue cooking, stirring often, until the onions are very soft and browned (this will take at least 30 minutes). Remove from the heat.
  2. TO ASSEMBLE: Preheat the oven to 450°F. Lightly oil a sheet pan and sprinkle lightly with semolina. Oil your hands. Press the dough out on the pan with your fingertips, shaping it into a smooth, thin round. Strew the caramelized onions evenly over the top, leaving a 1 inch edge. Season with black pepper.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes. Crumble the Gorgonzola over the top of the pizza and sprinkle with the chives. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer, until the crust is crisp and browned and the cheese is melted.
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