White bean pizza was one of my surprise favorite pizzas of 2010, but back then I still hadn’t learned the art of caramelizing onions. I’ve since caramelized onions on a few pizzas and been looking forward to including them on my second attempt at white bean pizza. I was not disappointed – the caramelized onions added to the already tasty combination of white beans, roasted garlic, and mozzarella cheese.
Caramelizing onions require patience. The first time I tried caramelizing onions I gave up too soon and ended up with regular sauteed onions. Here’s how I prepared them for this pizza: I sliced a sweet onion, cooked it in a pan on medium heat with canola oil, stirred them every few minutes for 20 minutes. This long cook time allows for the sugar in the onions to brown. Check out Pizza #21 from my 52 pizzas project for the details on how I prepared the rest of the pizza.