Guinness Caramelized Onion & Mushroom Pizzettes
Mini pizzas topped with Guinness caramelized onions and mushrooms make the perfect appetizer for your next party!
- 1/2 lb. pizza dough, homemade or store bought
- 2 t. butter
- 1 yellow onion, sliced thinly
- 2 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 t. granulated sugar
- 1 t. kosher salt
- 1/4 t. black pepper
- 3/4 cup Guinness beer
- 1 t. fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 cup Irish cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 t. extra virgin olive oil
- Good quality aged balsamic vinegar for drizzling
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
- In a large saute pan over medium low heat melt two teaspoons of butter.
- Add the sliced yellow onion to the pan with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and saute the onions for 10 minutes.
- Add the sliced mushrooms to the onions along with the salt and pepper, saute for another 5-10 minutes.
- While the onions and mushrooms are caramelizing, roll out the pizza dough to about 1/4 inch thick and use a 2 inch round cookie cutter to cut 8 circles.
- Place the dough rounds onto the lined baking sheet.
- Once the onions and mushrooms have caramelized add in the beer and thyme.
- Continue to cook the mixture over medium low heat until the beer is absorbed and the mixture has thickened.
- Brush a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil over the tops of all 8 of the pizzettes.
- Spoon about a tablespoon or so of the onion and mushroom mixture on the pizzettes.
- Top the onion and mushroom mixture with some of the Irish cheddar cheese.
- Place the baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven and bake at 450 degrees for approximately 10 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.
- Remove the pizzettes from the oven and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.