Recipes to pair with Zin From El Dorado Wineries

Single Leaf Bleu Cheese and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Pizza Crust:

Loaf of frozen bread dough (I use Bridgeford)
1/4 cup olive oil

Bleu Cheese:

4 ounces bleu cheese, crumbled
4 ounces cream cheese

Caramelized Onions:

2 large onions, thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons molasses
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons currants


Thaw the frozen dough overnight in the refrigerator. Let dough rise until about tripled or almost forming a “crust”. Dough should be very sticky. Knead slightly and push into ungreased 9 X 13 inch pan. Use a fork to poke several holes in the crust.  Brush with olive oil.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes until beginning to turn golden. Cool slightly.

Combine bleu cheese and cream cheese in a glass bowl and place in microwave for about 2 minutes. Cream together.

Use about 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in large pan and add onions. Cook until very tender, about 15 minutes. Add all other ingredients and stir well.

Spread bleu cheese mixture over the pizza crust. Top with caramelized onion mixture.  Bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool slightly and cut into wedges.

Pairs well with a hearty El Dorado Zinfandel.