Pear and Caramelized Onion Flatbread is SO delicious! Warm, crispy flatbread, adorned with spinach, tangy caramelized onions, juicy pear slices, and a variety of melted cheeses.
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When planning meals, I try to have a balance of protein, grains, and at least one vegetable or fruit represented. I’m pretty sure that when ruled by my own cravings, I would happily subsist on a combination of cheese, fruit, and bread.
I mean, cheese is all sorts of healthy with all that great protein. Fruit is the perfect companion to cheese, and what’s a meal without a little bread? An incomplete meal, I say! Flatbreads are a great vehicle to serve a complete balance of tasty stuff in one delicious dish.
When my friend Rachel of RachelCooks.com asked me to join in the Fabulous Flatbread Challenge, I knew that my flatbread would include what I consider to be the trifecta of a balanced diet: cheese, fruit, and bread! Thus, my Pear and Caramelized Onion Flatbread was born.
Before I get to the recipe, I should probably mention that not only is Rachel inviting a few blogging friends to participate in the Fabulous Flatbread Challenge sponsored by United Dairy Industry of Michigan, but she’s inviting YOU to join in at Rachel Cooks — YOU can win great prizes, INCLUDING A KITCHEN AID STAND MIXER!
We’re talking about exciting, high end type prizes!
More about that after the recipe…first, let’s talk about this fabulous pear and caramelized onion flatbread.
Pear and Caramelized Onion Flatbread is a crispy, baked whole wheat flatbread that’s layered with ripe, juicy pears, savory caramelized onions, tender baby spinach, and creamy Gouda and Asiago cheeses.
Oh. My. Goodness!!
This flatbread is so good, Friends! I chose a super simple 30 minute whole wheat pizza dough as a base, but hey! If you’d want to save time and use a prepared pizza dough, then you’re secret is safe with me! The peppery caramelized onions compliment the sweet pears so well, and all that melted cheese ties everything together beautifully.
My always-hungry-never-full-teenaged Son #1 walked though the kitchen and snagged a slice fresh out of the oven. The kid didn’t even miss a step! About 3.5 seconds later, he trotted back into the kitchen and asked, “Can I have another piece of…of…whatever that awesomeness was? It’s like the perfect food!” That, my friends, is high praise.
After you try the Pear and Caramelized Onion Flatbread that Son #1 doth proclaimed to be the perfect food, head on over to Rachel Cooks to read all the details of the challenge, find out what great prizes are up for grabs, and then link up your fabulous flatbread recipe. You don’t have to be a blogger to enter! Everyone has a chance to win.
Here’s the recipe for the Pear and Caramelized Onion Flatbread: