Sources of inspiration

If you follow blog you know that I have a passion for cookbooks and have more than 200.  I love used book sales – they are a great source for specialty cookbooks.  If you find one or two great recipes or ideas in a cookbook, it is worthwhile.  And if you accomplished this by paying $1 or $2 for the book, it’s even better.  I found a book called Pizza and other savory pies and according to the pencil marks inside, I paid $4 for it.  It provided inspiration for tonight’s pizza.  Delicious!

Prosciutto and Caramelized onion pizza

  • 1 prepared pizza crust, lightly brushed with olive oil
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 2 sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 lb Prosciutto, diced
  • 3 oz Mascarpone cheese

Preheat oven to 425.  In a non-stick skillet, heat olive oil and then add sliced onions and 1 TB water.  Cover and cook, stirring regularly until onions are soft and caramelized.  (Don’t leave unattended for long or onions will burn.)  Meanwhile in another skillet, cook Prosciutto until crisp.

Top pizza crust with onions and prosciutto and then dot with Mascarpone.  (If someone in your house isn’t a fan of the onions, you can leave them off of part of the crust.  Bake (on a pizza stone if you have one) for 10 minutes.

Keith pointed out that the Mascarpone gives it a little bit of sweetness.  Nice combination of flavors.

Prosciutto pizza

About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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