Sunday, June 5, 2011

sunday funday

i LOVE dates.  nature's caramels.  i make an appetizer from time to time that is manchego stuffed dates wrapped in bacon which are out of this world.  i took this idea and decided to make a "pizza".  using what we had in the refrigerator, a little slice of heaven was created.

thinly slice two large white onions of your choice and saute on medium low in a skillet with olive oil until the onions are golden brown.  i used a tart pan as the form which i generously oiled before placing the pizza dough (trader joes) in. work the dough to the outer edge of the dish, making sure it has an even bottom.

while you are cooking the onions, in a separate pan, brown 8 slices of thin, center cut bacon until almost done.  (they will finish cooking in the oven).  remove from pan and drain excess fat on paper towels.  top the dough with the caramelized onions.  i cut about 11 dates into quarters and spread them evenly over the onions.  rip bacon into smaller pieces and arrange over dates.  sprinkle fresh thyme and goat's milk feta (trader joes) over the top to your taste.

bake at 450* for 15-20 min.  delicious with a tasty white wine and a seat in the sun.

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