This appetizer, I made at a family cookout after finding inspiration from Giada De Laurentiis. I am a huge fan of the food network and happened to watch her create a similar dish on “Giada in Italy”. I perceived this recipe as a creation of pizza backwards!
To create this dish, I cut up two large onions and cooked them down in a sauté pan with some salt, pepper and vegetable oil. Once they were soft and caramalized, I turned off the heat and drizzled some balsamic vinegar over the top. I flattened the onions on the pan and added dollops of whipped ricotta with lemon zest overtop the onions. I then put a sheet of puff pastry on top of the pan and pressed down (do you get how we are creating this pizza backwards now??). I cut off the edges and put the pan in the oven at 375 degrees for 35 minutes. When I took the pan out of the oven, the puff pastry had risen and browned. At this point you need a plate or pan that’s bigger than the sauté pan. Put the pan over the sautéed creation and flip it quickly. You now have your “pizza” or savory crostata. I let it cool and added some halved grape tomatoes, fresh oregano and arugula. This was a fan favorite and super easy to create! Try it at home and let me know how it goes!