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Caramelized Pear Flatbread

This cheesy caramelized onion and pear flatbread with hints of blue cheese and a homemade crust is the perfect appetizer to serve this fall.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 369kcal


  • 1/4 cup Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
  • 2 medium Vidalia or other sweet yellow onion thinly sliced (4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 cup warm water 110 to 120°F
  • 1/4 oz active dry yeast
  • 2 1/4 cups White Lily® All Purpose Wheat Flour & White Grape Seed Flour Blend
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ripe pears peeled, cored and thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese optional


  • HEAT 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender.
  • STIR in vinegar, garlic, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  • COAT 2 baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray. Stir warm water, yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in medium bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in flour, 2 tablespoons oil and 1 teaspoon salt until dough forms. Knead on floured surface 1 minute. Cover and let rest 5 minutes.
  • HEAT oven to 425°F. Divide dough in half. Roll out each half on a prepared baking sheet to a 14 x 8-inch rectangle. Bake 8 minutes.
  • SPOON onion mixture evenly over crusts. Top with pear, if desired. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Sprinkle with blue cheese before serving.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 2mg