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caramelized onion dip.

From L:

Football season is upon us. Since we’re not quite ready to tailgate, I spent last Saturday evening watching football at home and eating the whole bowl having a ladylike taste of this Caramelized French Onion Dip by Atlanta blogger Waiting on Martha. Paired with store-bought kettle-cooked chips, it’s just the sort of easy-yet-impressive-enough-for company (or the group tailgate) snack I adore.

Note: Because I really, really love onions, I did some tweaking to the original recipe. If you (or your SO) are not of similar mind, you may want to use one fewer onion.

What You Need:

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Vidalia or other sweet yellow onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cup sour cream (use low-fat if you like)
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tbsp Williams Sonoma Garlic & Herb French Fry Seasoning (I couldn’t find this, so I used Cajun Seasoning…I think you could use any savory seasoning mix)
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • kettle cooked potato chips (I prefer Lay’s Reduced Fat Kettle Cooked chips)

What You Do:

  • In a Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, heat the butter and olive oil until melted. Saute the onions and garlic until soft and brown, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Once cool, chop up mixture and set aside.
  • In the meantime, mix the sour cream, chives and all seasonings.
  • Add caramelized onions and mix thoroughly.
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Garnish with chives and serve with kettle cooked chips.
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i may or may not have eaten the entire bag of kettle-cooked chips.
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caramelized pear, crispy prosciutto + blue cheese pizza.

Our mouths watered when we saw this Caramelized Pear, Crispy Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Pizza on How Sweet It Is. We adapted the recipe to use refrigerated pizza dough. Because we’re busy, okay? Behold, the perfect fall pizza.

The Glitter Life Pear Pizza
the perfect combination of fall flavors.

What You Need:

  • refrigerated pizza dough
  • 2 semi-ripe pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 ounces fontina cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • balsamic glaze for drizzling

What You Do:

  • Heat oven to 400°F. Grease large dark or nonstick cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. Unroll dough on cookie sheet. Press out dough to 15×10-inch rectangle.
  • Sprinkle cornmeal evenly over dough. Bake 7 minutes; remove from oven.
  • Heat a large skillet over low heat and add olive oil and butter. Add in the pears with the salt and nutmeg and cover, cooking for 15 minutes and stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat more if they begin to brown too much. Stir in the brown sugar and cook for 5 to 10 more minutes until golden. Set aside.
  • Add about three fourths of the fontina on the dough along with the garlic and shallots. Spread the pears all over the pizza and cover them with the prosciutto. Crumble the blue cheese over top and add the rest of the fontina. Bake for 7 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly. Remove and drizzle balsamic on top. Enjoy!
The Glitter Life Pear Pizza
photos by How Sweet It Is.
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