Friday, May 17, 2013

Prosciutto, Date & Caramelized Onion Flatbread Pizza with Gorgonzola Cheese

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of me for FlatOut Flatbread. 

Prosciutto, Date & Caramelized Onion Flatbread Pizza | Bake Your Day

I have almost survived my first week back to work and for the most part it feels gooood!  I love being out of the house and around other people.  I’m learning new things and I’m enjoying myself.

I feel a little bit like I’m going in a few different directions all at once but it’s good.  Although I am feeling a little bit behind around here.  I hope to be feeling a little more settled in a week or two so just ride this along with me!

This week has consisted of quick and simple suppers.  Tuna salad one night, takeout one night and these quick and simple flatbread pizzas another.  What makes these so, so simple is FlatOut Flatbread.

The FlatOut Flatbreads come in several different flavors and they are perfectly thin and crisp up just the way I like my pizza crust.  I chose a variety of toppings for this one that were inspired by Laurie’s Prosciutto Wrapped, Gorgonzola Stuffed Dates.  These things are the real deal so I couldn’t imagine that the toppings wouldn’t make an amazing flatbread pizza.

And they did – with the addition of caramelized onions and toasted pine nuts because, well everything is better with both of those additions.  This combination is a new family favorite, I’m certain of that!

Prosciutto, Date & Caramelized Onion Flatbread Pizza | Bake Your Day

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Prosciutto, Date & Caramelized Onion Flatbread Pizza with Gorgonzola Cheese

Yield: 3 pizzas; 3 as a main dish/6 as an appetizer

Total Time: 25 min

A fun and savory flatbread pizza with Flatout Flatbreads - prosciutto, dates, caramelized onions, toasted pine nuts and gorgonzola cheese all come together for a quick meal!

Ingredients:

2 Tbs. olive oil, divided
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp. salt
3 original Flatout Flatbreads
3 ounces prosciutto
8 ounces pitted dates, halved
4 ounces gorgonzola crumbles
2 ounces pine nuts, toasted

Directions:

Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add the onions and a pinch of salt and cook until the onions begin to soften. Cover the pan and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring often, until the onions are very soft and golden brown. Remove from heat.

While the onions cook, heat an outdoor grill. Brush one side of each flatbread with olive oil and place on the grill, oil side-up, for about 2 minutes to toast slightly. I did this to ensure a crispy crust. Remove from the grill.

Add a thin layer of prosciutto to each flatbread, top with the dates, gorgonzola and pine nuts. When the onions are caramelized, add a thin layer to each flatbread pizza.

Return to the grill until the cheese is melty and the ingredients are heated through, 3-4 minutes.

Alternate cooking method: Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Brush the flatbread with olive oil as instructed and toast in the oven for 3-4 minutes. Top as directed and then bake in the same oven for an additional 6-7 minutes.

Prosciutto, Date & Caramelized Onion Flatbread Pizza | Bake Your Day

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Flatout. All opinions are always my own.

 

31 Responses to “Prosciutto, Date & Caramelized Onion Flatbread Pizza with Gorgonzola Cheese”

  1. #
    Rachel Cooks — May 17, 2013 @ 7:02 am

    So fancy! Love pine nuts on anything :)

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    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — May 17, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    What a great flavor combination!

  3. #
    ashley - baker by nature — May 17, 2013 @ 7:14 am

    SO happy your first week went good, friend! This pizza looks incredible! Perfect Friday food.

  4. #
    Amanda — May 17, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    Beautiful images Cassie! And it sounds SOOOOO delicious!

  5. #
    Christy@SweetandSavoring — May 17, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    Wow, what great bunch of flavors all on one pizza! I like using different cheeses other than mozzarella- it’s just nice to change things up from the usual :)

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — May 17, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    Oh this pizza! Love it

  7. #
    Tieghan — May 17, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Fancy and I love it!! Pizza rules. Obviously!

    So happy your survived the first week! Sounds like you are doing awesome!

  8. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — May 17, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    This pizza looks incredible! Glad to hear things are going well!

  9. #
    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — May 17, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    I don’t know what it is about dates and Gorgonzola, but I love that combo! This flatbread sounds fantastic!

  10. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 17, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    Such a gorgeous flatbread and a great giveaway, Cassie! Thanks for sharing!

  11. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — May 17, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    Pizza has never had such perfectly balanced flavors! Not to mention sophisticated!

  12. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — May 17, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    I love the combination of flavors you included on this flatbread Cassie! And what a fun opportunity to attend the food festival in Chicago!

  13. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 17, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    Love the flavors on you flatbread!

  14. #
    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — May 17, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    I love this, it would make a perfect appy or light dinner! Glad the first week of work was so positive :)

  15. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — May 17, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    I love the flavor combination going on on this Flatbread pizza! Glad your first week back at work went smoothly.

  16. #
    saly @ sallys baking addiction — May 17, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    So many amazing flavors all together. Gorgonzola + dates are fixings on top of my favorite salad at a local restaurant. I love them together! Congrats on your first week back. Enjoy the weekend!

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    Tahnycooks — May 17, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    I would have a serious problem trying to share this appetizer! Yummy!

  18. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — May 17, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    I love those ingredient in that flatbread! They sound prefect for a great appetizer for a summer cookout. Beautiful work my friend :)

  19. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — May 17, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    I love flatbread! The combination of dates and caramelized onions sounds fabulous!

  20. #
    Joanne — May 17, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    So glad you’re liking the new job!!

    Flatbread pizzas for dinner are the best! Love these toppings.

  21. #
    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — May 17, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    Looks delish!

  22. #
    Cookie and Kate — May 17, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    Love this! It reminds me of the flatbreads we ordered at Seasons52.

  23. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 17, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

    I’m glad to hear that you are enjoying the new job! The first few weeks always seem so hectic at a new job.

    This pizza looks fantastic! I love the dates!

  24. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — May 18, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    Thanks Cassie for spreading the stuffed date love, I love that you put all those delicious flavas plus some on to a flatbread! Have a great weekend!

  25. #
    Cookbook Create — May 18, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    Great photos! Does the flatbread need to be baked on a pizza stone, or could we use a cookie sheet?

    • Cassie replied: — May 18th, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

      I’m sure a cookie sheet will be perfect, too.

  26. #
    Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs — May 18, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    Lovin’ those flavor combos, girl!

  27. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 19, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    YES, PALLLLEEEEEEZ.

  28. #
    nessa — May 19, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

    I have an obsession with both carmelized onions and pizza, so this is for me!

  29. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — May 21, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

    This flatbread looks incredible! I am loving these flavors :)

  30. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 23, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    Oh I’m salivating!! This looks fantastic Cassie!

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