Endive Pizza with Apples, Onions & Gorgonzola

Endive Pizza with Apples, Onions & Gorgonzola


12" Pizza Crust

3 White Endives

1 Onion

1 Apple

3 Tbs. Butter

1 Tbs. Sugar

Juice of 1 Lemon

1 Tbs. Pine Nuts

1/2 tsp. Fresh Thyme

3 Tbs. Madeira (Port or Sherry OK)

1/2 Cup Gorgonzola


1. Cut endives into 1/4" ribbons, slicing them from tip to core (discard last 1/2" of core)

2. Saute them in 1 TB of butter on high heat until soft but not limp. Season with salt and pepper. Cool in a colander to strain the juices.

3. In the same skillet add 1 Tbs. butter and saute the thinly sliced onion, season with salt and pepper and 1 Tbs. of sugar. The onion should be lightly caramelized. Set aside to cool.

4. Peel the apple and slice thinly. Saute slices in 1 Tbs. of butter and sprinkle them with lemon juice. Saute until softened but still firm. Set aside to cool.

5. When you are ready to assemble the pizza preheat oven to 475 degrees and layer your crust as follows:

Endive and onions mixed on bottom

Apple slices sprinkled with fresh thyme

Pine nute and Madeira sprinkled over apple

Crumbled Gorgonzola

Bake for about 12 minutes until golden brown on top.

Wine Suggestion: Barbera 

This recipe created by Isabelle Van den Berghe.