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Maple Bacon and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Pizza
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread


**Read Notes Prior to Making**

    Pizza Dough

    • 2 teaspoons active or instant yeast
    • 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
    • 3 3/4 cup all purpose flour
    • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt


    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 6-8 slices of bacon
    • 1 large onion thinly sliced
    • 2 Tablespoon pure 100% maple syrup
    • 4 oz Romano cheese freshly shredded
    • 8 oz mozzarella cheese freshly shredded


    • If using active dry yeast; dissolve in lukewarm water with a teaspoon of sugar. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes until the frothy. If you're using instant yeast, you can skip this step.
    • Combine the dissolved yeast (or the instant yeast) with the flour, olive oil and salt. Mix and knead until everything comes together (by hand, mixer or bread machine set on the dough cycle). Mix until you have a soft, smooth dough.
    • Using a stand mixer,it should take about 4 to 5 minutes at medium speed. Dough should clear the sides of the bowl but stick to the bottom a bit.
    • Grease a large bowl with a few drops of olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let it rise until doubled, about 1 hour
    • Meanwhile preheat skillet. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil. Cook bacon until crispy. Remove to paper towel lined plate or tray. Reserve 2 Tablespoons bacon grease. Cook onion in grease over low-medium heat until translucent and soft. Set aside.
    • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes.
    • Use parchment or pizza paddle sprinkled with cornmeal. Shape dough into desired shape. Place dough on parchment or pizza paddle.
    • Chop bacon.Pour maple syrup in shallow dish and add bacon.
    • Sprinkle Romano cheese evenly over pizza. Top with maple dipped bacon. Top with mozzarella cheese and caramelized onions.
    • Slide pizza onto preheated stone and bake for 8-10 minutes or until cheeses are melted and crust is crisp and lightly browned.


    Dough makes 2 pizza crusts. This is the recipe I've always used and I typically just make both and if I don't need one I'll freeze the other.
    Toppings for pizza listed are for enough for 1 pizza. Feel free to double for 2 pizzas or use other toppings.