Pumpkin houmous, caramelised onion and fontina cheese pizzas

    1 hour 10 min

    Use the pumpkin houmous from this site to make this amazing pizza. I love to fool around in the kitchen and I came up with this pizza and my parents love it.

    13 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed
    • 1kg onions, thinly sliced
    • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 225g streaky bacon
    • 10 large pittas or other flatbread
    • 1 recipe pumpkin houmous
    • 3 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and cut into matchsticks
    • 540g grated fontina cheese

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions; cook and stir until they turn soft and begin to turn golden brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar, and continue cooking and stirring until the onions are deep brown, about 10 minutes more. Pour in the balsamic vinegar, and simmer until the vinegar has reduced and become syrupy.
    2. Meanwhile, place the bacon in a large, deep frying pan, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon rashers on a kitchen paper-lined plate then dice and set aside.
    3. Preheat an oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    4. To assemble the pizzas, spread each pitta with 8 tablespoons of pumpkin houmous and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with about 4 tablespoons of the caramelised onions. Top with some of the apple and bacon. Finally, sprinkle with 8 tablespoons of fontina cheese.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until the pizza is hot and the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about 10 minutes.

    Cook's tip

    For the onions, cut them from one root end to the other and then slice them in little strips between the roots. They will be narrower on the ends and this keeps them from disintegrating during the caramelising process.

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    Awesome combination of flavors and great new addition to our make-pizza-at-home nights! A few suggestions as we modified by 1) making the quick hummus, 2) cutting recipe in half, and 3) placing on pizza dough. About 2/3 of the hummus/pumpkin mixture suggested is actually needed (2/3 of 16 oz container of hummus and 1/3 can of pumpkin will do the trick). I added chopped fresh sage. Less fontina cheese is needed as this is an extremely soft, melty cheese. To avoid soupy texture, I'd suggest 2 c. max if you half the recipe or are making one 10" pizza. Caramelizing onions in olive oil almost never works right as olive oil gets to a higher temperature faster than butter. I'd recommend subbing out butter instead. Comes out better and takes much less time. Hope this helps!  -  14 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very unique, love the sweet and savory flavor. They freeze pretty well.  -  03 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this recipe forgetting to put apples in it... and it was still awesome. My hubby said it was in the top five pizzas he has ever had. He was my guinea pig for sampling possibly Halloween Party recipes. It will definitely be served! We love it, it was just amazing.  -  23 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)