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July 27, 2016
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Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

Homemade Pear and Prosciutto Pizza – are you ready for it? We’re talking pear, prosciutto, and red onion all melty and gooey with mozzarella, parmesan and crumbled gorgonzola cheeses. “Yum” just doesn’t do it justice.

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

Fabulous & Tasty Summer Pizza!

 

Pear, prosciutto, and red onion all melty and gooey with mozzarella, parm and crumbled gorgonzola cheeses.

“Yum” just doesn’t do it justice. This is yum on steroids…

 

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

The slight sharpness from the gorgonzola, mingled with the mild sweetness of the pears is a divine combination of flavors and textures.  

I used California Bartlett Pears for this particular pizza. Firstly because they are fresh and in season and secondly, they’re my favorite! They’re so sweet, juicy, and I love their soft texture. Perfect composition for a pizza topping, yes?

 

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

Let’s make one together!

 

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

I used the same dough recipe as in our Nectarine Pizza because it’s a super easy method (only one rise) and tastes great. If you are pressed for time or would rather use store bought, by all means, go for it!

Start by topping with some fresh mozzarella.

 

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

Add a layer of prosciutto.

 

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

Top it off with a layer of thick sliced Bartlett pear.

 

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

A bit of red onion.

 

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

And a dusting of parmesan cheese. Bake at a 500 degrees for about 10 minutes. The high heat ensures a crisp crust and beautifully melted cheese.

 

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

Once the pizza is out of the oven, top with a bit of crumbled gorgonzola.

 

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

And chopped green chives.

 

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

Meet your new favorite meal!

It’s great as an appetizer, snack or even an entire meal for you and your family.  

*If you have to share*

 

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

So, slice it up…

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

…pour yourself a nice glass of Zinfandel, and feast away.  

Psst… did you know Zin is the perfect red wine to be paired with pear? Zin tends to be a tad spicy, yet still light and fruity enough to blend nicely with this pear pizza.  

It’s the Perfect “Pear-ing!”

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

So pour yourself a glass, grab a slice…

Pear & Prosciutto Pizza topped with red onion and gorgonzola. Yum-O-Licious!

…and insert into mouth.

Here is the simple recipe for ya!

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Pear & Prosciutto Pizza

Homemade Pear and Prosciutto Pizza - are you ready for it? We're talking pear, prosciutto, and red onion all melty and gooey with mozzarella, parmesan and crumbled gorgonzola cheeses. “Yum” just doesn’t do it justice.
Course Appetizer, dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword flatbread, pear, pizza, prosciutto
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1184kcal
Author Susan, CA Grown Mom

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of pizza dough refer to our nectarine pizza recipe
  • 4 bartlett pears thick sliced (about 8 slices per pear)
  • 1/2 small red onion sliced thin
  • 8 oz. prosciutto slices
  • 16 oz. fresh mozzarella sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • 8 oz. crumbled gorgonzola
  • Fresh chives chopped

Instructions

  • Prepare the pizza dough according to recipe. Roll out and place on a baking sheet or pizza stone.
  • Preheat oven to 500.
  • Top the rolled out dough with a layer of mozzarella, prosciutto, pear and red onion.
  • Dust with a bit of shredded parmesan.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crust is browned and cheese is bubbling.
  • Remove and allow to rest for a few minutes.
  • Top with crumbled gorgonzola and chopped chives.

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Notes

This recipe makes 4 individual pizzas. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1individual pizza | Calories: 1184kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 2787mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1368IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 1042mg | Iron: 4mg

Homemade Pear and Prosciutto Pizza – are you ready for it? We’re talking pear, prosciutto, and red onion all melty and gooey with mozzarella, parmesan and crumbled gorgonzola cheeses. “Yum” just doesn’t do it justice.

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