It probably wouldn’t surprise you to learn that I love food movies.
Chocolat, Chef, Ratatouille, Julie and Julia, all classics in my book. And now with the help of the just slightly attractive Bradley Cooper, Burnt can now join the ranks of these foodie flicks.
Bradley Cooper plays a chef who basically all but destroys his career and then tries to make a comeback by trying to achieve the almost impossible of garnering a three Michelin star restaurant.
And when watching a food based movie such as Burnt, it is always important to have a delicious meal at hand to help deal with the inevitable growling stomach that will come from watching all the delicious meals being prepared on the screen before you. And what could be more delicious than pizza??
This is no ordinary pizza pie – this pizza is topped with sweet caramelized onions, juicy pears, crunchy walnuts, and creamy brie. I’m drooling as I type this! And thanks to the fine folks at Castello cheese, I was not only provided with the movie passes to see Burnt, but also with the soft brie cheese to top my pizza with. They generously provided additional gift cards for more Castello cheese, so I can now make even MORE pizza!
I used our handy homemade dough in this recipe, but if you are really tight for time, store-bought dough will work just as good. But really, the making and rolling of the dough is the only real effort you have to put into this pie.
Quick enough for a Tuesday and fancy enough for a Saturday dinner party, it is hands down my favourite pizza to date.
Castello has generously offered to donate another prize pack for one lucky reader that features 2 movie passes with popcorn and drinks, $20 in Castello cheese vouchers, Castello brie, a bottle of olive oil, and Castello recipe cards. Simply leave a comment on this post telling us what your favourite pizza toppings are to enter and a winner will be chosen at random.
NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Now go turn on your favourite foodie film and make my favourite pizza pronto!
Caramelized Onion, Pear, and Brie Pizza
- 1 ball whole wheat pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
- 1 onion (thinly sliced)
- 2 pears (thinly sliced)
- 1 wheel of brie (cut into chunks)
- 1/4 cup walnut halves
- 1/2 cup arugula
- 1/2 lemon (juiced)
- drizzle of honey
- salt and pepper (to taste)
If you're not a fan of brie, this pizza would be delicious topped with blue or goat cheese.
||Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roll out pizza dough into a thin, even square or circle on a piece of parchment and place on baking sheet. |
||Meanwhile, heat a non stick skillet over medium high heat and add onion. Cook for about 5-10 minutes, or until brown and tender. |
||Spread onion pieces in an even layer over pizza dough. Top evenly with pear slices, walnut halves, and brie. Drizzle with honey over top. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until dough is brown and brie has melted. |
||While pizza is cooking, toss arugula in a small bowl with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. When pizza is done, remove from oven and top with arugula mixture. |