Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Puff Pastry Pizzas

This weekend is all about the brunch baking, as it turns out.  Today I decided to try my hand with puff pastry for the first time, and had a hankering for blue cheese.  The rest, as they say, is history.  This recipe comes from Dinner, Then Dessert – it’s quick, easy, and delicious.  I used pre-made puff pastry and ramped up the blue cheesyness, ending up with an eminently satisfying treat to eat for brunch with a glass of sparkling wine and Step Up playing on Netflix…I sure do know how to Sunday!

Fair warning – the blue cheese flavor is really intense – if you want to mellow it out a bit, try using a base of plain cream cheese like in the recipe linked above.

Blue cheese 4

Serves: 8
Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, cut in half lengthwise to make two rectangles
  • 3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled – I used Castello Danish blue
  • 1/2 of a red onion, 1/2 of a white onion, caramelized
  • 1/2 cup crisp bacon, cut into small pieces
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (200 C).
  • Slice the onions and caramelize them over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
  • Fry up your bacon, then chop it into small pieces.

Blue cheese 1

  • Lay the two rectangles of puff pastry onto a silicone baking mat or on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

Blue cheese 2

  • Sprinkle each puff pastry rectangle with the blue cheese.  Spread the caramelized onions over the cheese, then sprinkle on the bacon.

Blue cheese 3

  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool for 2-3 minutes, then sprinkle with parsley (if you want – I didn’t have any on hand) and serve in slices or wedges.

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Enjoy!

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