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Balsamic Caramelized Onion Pizza with Arugula and Maple Drizzle

Creative, unique and delicious for the entire family

March 4th, 2016

From Maple by Katie Webster

I wish I could claim responsibility for coming up with the idea of drizzling maple on pizza. I first saw it on the menu of the local bakery of our little Vermont town. The syrup adds a lovely balance to the salty cheese. Trust me.
Makes 4 2-piece servings
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
55 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon organic canola oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • All-purpose flour for dusting Maple Wheat Pizza Dough, or your favorite store-bought dough
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar (4 ounces)
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta, preferably reduced fat
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups loosely packed baby arugula (2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons dark pure maple syrup
  1. Place oil in a medium saucepan. Add onion, cover, and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 12 to 15 minutes, until onion is soft and starting to brown. Reduce heat to medium-low if they are browning too much before softening. Stir in vinegar and thyme, cover, remove from heat, and set aside while you prepare the pizza.

  2. Place a rack in the bottom position of the oven. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle with cornmeal. Dust clean work surface with flour. Roll out dough to the size of the baking sheet and transfer to the sheet.

  3. Spread caramelized onions over dough. Top with cheddar and feta. Sprinkle with pepitas, salt, and pepper.

  4. Bake, rotating once halfway through, 13 to 16 minutes, until crust is crispy and cheese is bubbling and just starting to turn golden. Remove from oven. Scatter arugula over pizza and drizzle with syrup. Cut into 8 pieces and serve.

Balsamic Caramelized Onion Pizza with Arugula and Maple Drizzle
Katie Webster