Ham and Caramelized Onion Tart . . .

In Auckland, New Zealand, Toto Pizza delivers Italian-style pies by the meter to hungry office workers. Delectable toppings include this combination of caramelized onions, sweet ham, mozzarella, and fragrant rosemary.





1⁄2 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling

1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 lb. homemade or store-bought pizza dough

Fine semolina, for dusting

2 1⁄4 cups shredded mozzarella

3 oz. thinly sliced honey-baked ham, cut into 2" pieces

2 tbsp. rosemary leaves

3 tbsp. heavy cream

1⁄2 cup shaved parmesan



     Heat half the oil in a 12” skillet over medium heat. Cook onion, salt, and pepper, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, about 45 minutes; let cool.

Place a pizza stone under the broiler; heat for 30 minutes. Dust dough with semolina. Using fingertips, press the dough into an 8" x 2 1⁄2' rectangle about 1⁄4" thick; transfer to a semolina-dusted pizza peel. Drizzle 2 tbsp. oil over dough; sprinkle with half the mozzarella.

     Top with ham and rosemary; drizzle with cream. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and the parmesan over top; drizzle with remaining oil. Slide pizza onto stone; broil until cheese melts and crust is puffed and charred in spots, 3–4 minutes. Serve hot.


Source: Saveur magazine