Pear Walnut Gorgonzola Pizza
This pear walnut gorgonzola pizza has a totally delicious combination of flavors, and is super easy to make!
Yay! It’s another homemade pizza recipe! We’ve been a little on and off with pizza night lately, mainly because the temperature here keeps fluctuating wildly and some weeks it’s just too hot to heat the oven to 500. One of my goals for the summer is to learn how to cook pizza on the grill, so if I can figure that out, I’ll be sure to share my tips and tricks with you. For now, it’s oven-baked pizza, and only on nights when it’s not too hot outside.
This pear walnut gorgonzola pizza is one of my favorites! I first had this combination at a friend’s house a few years ago, and I have been hooked ever since. It’s so sophisticated and delicious, and the flavors complement each other perfectly. Make sure to use a pear that is ripe and sweet, but not over-ripe, or it will be mushy when the pizza is cooked. I absolutely love the way the savory rich gorgonzola interacts with the sweet, mellow pears, and the walnut adds some delicious texture to the pizza. I know it’s an unusual combination for pizza, but trust me, it is fantastic!
Pear Walnut Gorgonzola PizzaPrint Recipe
- 1 ball of pizza dough make your own or use store-bought
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 medium ripe pear thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- fresh cilantro for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 500 with a pizza stone or overturned cookie sheet inside for at least 30 minutes. Sprinkle a sheet of parchment paper with cornmeal. Gently stretch the pizza dough out into a circle that is 12-14 inches in diameter. Spread the olive oil over the dough, then spread the mozzarella cheese evenly over the top of the pizza. Layer the sliced pears over the top of the mozzarella cheese in an even layer. Sprinkle the gorgonzola and walnuts over the top of the pizza. Transfer the pizza to the pizza stone or cookie sheet using a pizza peel or a large cutting board. Bake the pizza for 8-9 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is lightly browned. Sprinkle with the chopped cilantro. Serve hot.
California Pizza Kitchen used to have a pear and gorgonzola pizza on their menu that was my favorite. It had hazelnuts and mixed greens on top and was delicious!