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Caramelized Onion and Smoked Cheese Squares

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2 medium onions, thinly sliced

1 Tablespoon Butter

1 Tablespoon Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Olive Oil Etcetera 

1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon Traditional (18 -Year) Balsamic Vinegar from Olive Oil Etcetera 

1/4 cup Slivered Almonds

1/4 cup Dates

1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella

1/2 cup shredded Gouda Cheese

1/2 cup shredded Smoked Cheddar

1 pizza crust, baked or store-bought Boboli Crust


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  In skillet, cook the onion in butter and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in sugar, balsamic vinegar and dates.  Cook and stir an additional 5 minutes, until heated through and the onions are golden brown.  Remove from heat.  Stir in almonds. Sprinkle the cheeses over the pizza/bread crust.  Top with onion mixture.  Place the pizza/bread crust on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 8 minutes until the cheese is melted.  Let stand 5 minutes then cut into squares.