Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

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Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

July 27, 2016
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

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

Another fabulous and tasty summer pizza for ya!

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.  One; because they are fresh and in season.  Two; the are my favorite!  They are sweet and 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.  It is 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 pairing!

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!

Pear Prosciutto Pizza
Serves 12
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Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 batch of pizza dough (refer to our nectarine pizza recipe)
  2. 4 bartlett pears, think sliced (about 8 slices per pear)
  3. 1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
  4. 8 oz. prosciutto slices
  5. 16 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced thin
  6. 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  7. 8 oz. crumbled gorgonzola
  8. Fresh chives, chopped
Instructions
  1. Prepare the pizza dough according to recipe. Roll out and place on a baking sheet or pizza stone
  2. Preheat oven to 500
  3. Top the rolled out dough with a layer of mozzarella, prosciutto, pear and red onion.
  4. Dust with a bit of shredded parmesan
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crust is browned and cheese is bubbling
  6. Remove and allow to rest for a few minutes.
  7. Top with crumbled gorgonzola and chopped chives
Notes
  1. This recipe makes 4 pizzas!
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