Caramelised Onion and Brie Pizza

Imagine the sweet scent of caramelised onions dancing with a melt-in-your-mouth Brie, snuggled atop a crispy pizza crust. It's the best of both worlds: a fancy French twist on a classic comfort food, perfect for a snug night in or for wowing your foodie gang during the festive season.

Watch it being made in our reel.


  • 250g pizza dough ball for a 12-inch pizza or 350g for a larger 16-inch pizza
  • Some flour for dusting

To make the caramelised onions:

  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp butter 
  • 1 tsp sugar 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 

Pizza toppings: 

  •  170-225g Brie cheese, sliced
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried thyme) 
  • Fresh cranberries (optional, for a tangy festive touch)


  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pan or skillet over a low-medium heat.  
  2. Add the thinly sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 25-30 minutes or until they become soft and a deep golden brown colour. Be patient; a long and slow cook gives the best flavour. 
  3. Sprinkle the sugar over the onions and continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are beautifully caramelised.  
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste then remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. Fire up the pizza oven to get it nice and hot. 
  6. Stretch out your pizza dough ball on a floured surface to your desired pizza size (12" or 16"). 
  7. Spread the caramelised onions evenly over the pizza base, leaving a small border around the edges for the crust.  
  8. Arrange the Brie cheese slices on top of the onions.  
  9. Sprinkle fresh thyme leaves or dried thyme over the cheese. 
  10. Carefully transfer the pizza to your peel - remember to dust the peel with some flour or semolina to stop the dough from sticking - and into the hot pizza oven for 1-2 minutes.
  11. Serve it up hot. As it's Christmas, we scattered over fresh cranberries for some festive feels.

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