Want to impress all your family and friends? Then you need to start making this pear gorgonzola pizza! This pizza just screams creative deliciousness and yet it’s so easy to make! Everyone will be wowed and more importantly everyone will have full and happy bellies! Even kids love this pizza… well my kids do anyway but they they can be adventures like that.
Growing up, a fancy pizza consisted of one that had more than two toppings on it. A “supreme” pizza was probably the fanciest pizza I had ever known… maybe a bbq chicken pizza for years. Until I became an adult, moved to a more “foodie” area, and suddenly it was gourmet pizzas galore! In fact, where I live, if you look at a pizza menu you see all the gourmet pizzas and then you really have to search the menu to find a plain old pepperoni pizza! This is how I discovered the amazing pear gorgonzola pizza.
I had ordered a pear gorgonzola pizza from one of my favorite pizza places (which sadly is no longer in my area) and when I realized how much I loved it, I decided to recreate it myself. The pizza is pretty simple, there’s not really a sauce, just a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil, add a layer of mozzarella, some pear slices, and sprinkle with gorgonzola and thyme. Mmmm It’s good stuff. It’s just as easy to make this gourmet pizza as it is to make a pepperoni pizza so go ahead, impress your friends and family!
A word on pizza dough, I never expect a pizza recipe to also provide the pizza dough recipe. The pizza dough is its own thing. It’s also a personal thing; especially since it involves flour. So if you are gluten free, use your favorite gluten free pizza dough. Do you prefer traditional methods that involved soaking your grains? I’ve got a soaked whole wheat pizza dough recipe! I will one day get around to sharing my current favorite pizza dough recipe… For the timid bakers (if you can call pizza dough a baked food) then go ahead and get store bought pizza dough, I won’t tell.
Pear Gorgonzola Pizza
1 pizza dough (store bought or homemade – use your favorite)
1-2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 pear – sliced thin
1-2 oz gorgonzola cheese crumbled
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Roll out pizza dough on to pizza stone or baking sheet.
Cook for 5-7 minutes. (I like to pre-cook my crust before topping)
Remove from oven, spread olive oil on crust.
Add mozzarella cheese.
Arrange pear slices on top of the mozzarella.
Sprinkle gorgonzola and thyme on top of it all.
Place in oven to cook for another 7-10 minutes or until cheese has melted.