Caramelized Onion, Bacon & Spinach Pizza

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Caramelized Onion, Bacon & Spinach Pizza served at the 2016 Wild Bacon Wine Trail.
Caramelized Onion, Bacon & Spinach Pizza served at the 2016 Wild Bacon Wine Trail.

Best paired with Adam Puchta Desire

  • 1 – 12 inch pizza crust
  • 7 slices bacon, cooked & chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 ounce spinach
  • 1 large red onion, sliced 1/4­-inch thick
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 6 ounces mozzarella, shredded
  • 2 ounces Parmesan, shredded

Pre-heat oven to 475°F. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet; add onions, season with salt, sauté 10 minutes. Add sugar; cook until they begin to caramelize, about 5 – 10 minutes longer, adding a few tablespoons of water as needed to prevent them from drying and burning. Stir in balsamic vinegar and cook 1 minute longer, set aside. Prepare pizza crust, brush top with remaining olive oil. In a small saucepan, melt butter; add flour and garlic, cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. While whisking, pour milk into flour mixture. Season with salt & pepper, bring mixture just to a boil stirring constantly then remove from heat. Spread white sauce evenly over pizza crust. Top with half of the cheeses, then add spinach, bacon & onions. Top with remaining cheese. Bake in pre-heated oven for 11 – 13 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden.