As previously mentioned in this blog, I have a bit of a pizza obsession. This recipe came about after I had some gorgonzola cheese leftover from another recipe; the rest is history! Using some super gourmet ingredients, this pizza looks impressive and is a real crowd pleaser. Serve it as an appetizer, or alongside a nice green salad for a complete meal, as I did.
- basic pizza dough
- 2 semi-ripe pears, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- pinch salt
- pinch nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 6 ounces parmesan cheese, freshly grated is best!
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 slices prosciutto
- 6 ounces gorgonzola, crumbled
- balsamic for drizzling
Turn out prepared pizza dough onto lightly floured pizza pan and mold into desired shape. Let rest for 10 minutes. While the dough is resting, heat a large skillet over low heat and add olive oil and butter. Add in the pears with the salt and nutmeg and cover, cooking for 15 minutes and stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat more if they begin to brown too much. Stir in the brown sugar and cook for 5 to 10 more minutes until golden. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add about three fourths of the parmesan on the dough along with the garlic. Spread the pears all over the pizza and cover them with the prosciutto. Crumble the gorgonzola cheese over top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly. Remove and drizzle balsamic on top.