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Easy Gorgonzola Bread With Walnuts & Onion Confit

Don’t worry… I haven’t gone all gourmet on ya’.

I’ve been hoarding this recipe post for weeks… and now I’m finally able to share it!

Don’t let the big name fool you. This bread is super easy to make…. promise!


The recipe for this bread revolved around this….


Sam’s Club’s Mario Batali Mountain Gorgonzola. Look at how beautiful that cheese looks! Wow!
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I also have to give a big shout out to my friend Rebecca Underly. She was the heart and soul of this recipe!

To make this bread, here’s what you’re gonna need:

  • 1 pre-made store bought pizza dough (uncooked)
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola
  • 7 medium size onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cassis (or framboise)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme

Take a large sheet pan and drizzle with a little olive oil. You want to drizzle just enough so the pizza dough doesn’t stick to the pan.

Place the pizza dough on the pan and stretch it out over the baking sheet. The pizza dough will most likely spring back into a ball. When it does that, go ahead and let the dough sit on the pan at room temperature so it can relax for a bit. While the dough is resting, you want to get started on the onions.

Now, I have to warn you… these onions take a while to make, so make sure to plan around that.

Take 7 onions and thinly slice them. Place the onions onto a large sauce pan that’s been drizzled with a little olive oil. Now, I know what you’re thinking…. seven onions is a lot… but don’t worry… they’ll cook down quite a bit.

This is what seven onions looks like… and they haven’t even cooked down all the way yet.


Cook the onions for 30 minutes until soft and golden. Add 1/4 cup of sugar and cook for an additional thirty minutes. Be sure to stir the onions several times so they won’t burn. Next, add 1/4 cup cassis and 1/4 cup red wine vinegar. Cook for additional 10 minutes until all the liquid is evaporated. The onions will have a nice reddish brown color when they’re ready. Once they’re ready, let em’ cool for a little while.

While the onions are cooling, stretch the pizza dough out over the entire pan. I used a 11×13″ cookie sheet and that worked fine. Once the dough is stretched out, take your fingers and press little dimples all over the dough. Drizzle about two tablespoons of olive oil over the dough. Next, evenly sprinkle the walnuts and gorgonzola over the pizza dough. Top with the onion confit and finish it off with a sprinkling of fresh thyme.


Bake in an oven that’s been preheated to 475 degrees. Bake for 20 minutes or until bread is golden and crusty.

You guys, this bread is incredible! Out of this world! And… its easy too!

You want to serve this bread warm or at room temperature. You’ll get about 24 slices out of this.
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This is the perfect accompaniment to a fall meal, or on its own with a nice glass of wine.

I’m actually making this for my Mommy Happy Hour today!! Hope they like it!

The lovely people at Sam’s Club provided me with samples of their latest line of gourmet cheeses. You can learn about additional cheeses Samโ€™s Club has to offer at this site and enter for a chance to win a trip to Paris!โ€

You can also visit Sam’s Fall Harvest site. The site will include information on their new line of gourmet cheeses, dรฉcor and items for Fall Harvest parties.

All of the opinions I’ve expressed are my own. Sam’s Club provided me with compensation for my participation in the featured cheeses campaign.


This bread is quickly becoming my new favorite fall cheese recipe!

What’s your favorite fall cheese recipe?

22 Responses

  1. Kristen said on September 24, 2010 at 8:09 am

    I knew when you were describing this that it would be good. Wow – it looks fantastic!

  2. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on September 24, 2010 at 8:17 am

    oooooooh my gosh. you just won my heart. how do i get my hands on that cheese if there’s no sam’s club near me?!

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet said on September 24, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Ahhhh I love gorgonzola. I eat it by the pound.

  4. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on September 24, 2010 at 8:21 am

    oh this looks delicious

  5. Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) said on September 24, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Are you going to open a gourmet restaurant? This looks amazing!

  6. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on September 24, 2010 at 8:48 am

    This sounds really good, and it’s so pretty! I love the sprig on top.

  7. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on September 24, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Pumpkin muffins are my all time favorite fall recipe! The bread looks delicious! I miss blue cheese…really nothing compares to it. Have a great day Estela!

  8. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on September 24, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Oh my gosh…this is the best recipe I’ve seen in WEEKS.

  9. Lori @ RecipeGirl said on September 24, 2010 at 9:34 am

    What a great recipe!! That looks soooo good. And that cheese looks familiar ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Liz @ LBBakes said on September 24, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Looks great – I love cooked onions!

  11. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie said on September 24, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Sounds simple and delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Mo@MommyRD said on September 24, 2010 at 11:50 am

    OMG – I want to lick the screen. Seriously, I think I’d eat 12 of the 24 slices without blinking. thanks for sharing!

  13. Chicago Cuisine Critique said on September 24, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Wow! This looks amazing! Great job, thanks for sharing!

  14. Nicole, RD said on September 24, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Easy gourmet? This looks AMAZING! I have to make this ASAP!! I have a wine cube in my fridge calling to me to make this bread to have with my wine!

  15. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on September 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I NEED to make this! At first I was a little nervous because I’ve never had good luck with bread, but I love some pizza dough! ๐Ÿ™‚
    It looks absolutely amazing!

  16. Maria said on September 24, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    FABULOUS recipe! I better go to Sam’s and pick up some cheese:)

  17. Danielle said on September 25, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Your pictures made my mouth water…literally! Becky has such a talent for pairing delicious flavors.

  18. lynn @ the actors diet said on September 25, 2010 at 2:59 am

    oh dear lord. i am not a gorgonzola fan and i’m drooling.

  19. How can I gain weight said on September 25, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Frankly speaking that I have read this bread’s name ‘Gorgonzola bread’ first time and I thought it would quite hard to make it but is an easy recipe to make it.I would like to try it in weekend.I hope it will look just like this.

  20. Ameena said on September 25, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I am a huge gorgonzola fan! And I love that you were “hoarding” this recipe. Maya can relate.

  21. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum said on September 26, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    What a great idea! So easy, so fancy looking/sounding, so delicious! This would be a perfect thing to make for entertaining.

  22. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on September 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    hi beautiful!
    hope you and the family are having a wonderful weekend; the bread would be right up scott’s alley!!