A pizza bursting with juicy pears, tangy blue cheese, toasted walnuts, sweet caramelized onions and peppery arugula.
Recipe type: Main
1 pizza dough crust that uses about 2 cups of flour, split dough in half after the first rise*
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced or shredded
1-2 ripe pears, sliced
1 ounce walnuts, chopped
½ cup blue cheese
¼ cup onions, diced
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons of olive oil for brushing crust
Sprinkle of arugula
Prepare pizza dough according to recipe and divide after first rise.*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange chopped walnuts in a single layer on baking sheet. Toast in oven until slightly brown, about 5-10 minutes.
Place pizza stone or pan inside oven and raise temperature to 500 degrees for 30 minutes.
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add diced onions and cook until caramelized, stirring occasionally, about 10-15 minutes. Set aside.
Roll both pizza doughs out on a cornmeal surface. Brush with olive oil. Cover the pizza crusts in a layer of mozzarella cheese. Use all the cheese, equally distributing it over both pizzas. Top both pizzas evenly with pears, toasted walnuts, blue cheese, and caramelized onions.
Transfer pizza to pan or stone and cook until cheese melts and crust turns golden brown, about 10 minutes per pizza. I cooked the pizzas one at a time. If you want to do both together, you’ll probably need to cook the pizzas a little longer. Keep on eye on them.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes, sprinkle with arugula, cut and serve!
*I recommend Naturally Ella's recipe. You’ll need a total of about 2 hours to prepare the crust: 30 minutes to make the dough, 60 minutes for the first rise, and 20 minutes for the second rise.