Pear and blue cheese pizza recipe.
We love regular cheese and tomato pizza but for something different, try this tasty, healthy and easy-to-prepare pizza using the delicious and unusual combination of luscious pear and French cheeses.
If you make your own pizza dough, this recipe would probably be even more scrumptious but for the sake of speed and ease, I use the ready-to-bake dough that comes in tubes.You need one tube for this recipe, which makes a pizza of approximately ten inches. You can also use the ready-baked bases, adjusting the baking time accordingly.
Although salad could be served on the side, I like to add young salad leaves (young spinach is ideal) to the pizza itself. It adds crunch, as do the uncooked pear slices that are added after baking.
This is also delicious served cold. It can be prepared ahead and the uncooked pear slices and the salad leaves should be added at the last minute, just before serving. This is an adaptable recipe that you can experiment with.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 pack pizza dough
- 1 leek, cleaned, trimmed and sliced
- 1 pear, peeled and cored
- 2 oz hard cheese, grated
- 1½ oz blue cheese, crumbled
- 1½ oz goat cheese, crumbled
- Salad leaves
- Olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Heat the oil in a pan and saute the leek slices on a low-medium heat for five minutes.
- Cut half the pear into cubes and the other half into slices. Add the cubes to the leeks and cook for a further two minutes.
- Turn the heat to low and cover the pan.
- Prepare the pizza dough on a cookie sheet and bake for 5 - 8 minutes. It should not be fully cooked.
- Remove the base from the oven and sprinkle with the hard, grated cheese.
- Add the leek/pear mixture, spreading it evenly over the base.
- Add the remaining cheeses.
- Bake for a further 5 - 8 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and immediately add the pear slices.
- Allow the pizza to cool slightly, add the salad leaves on top of the pear slices and serve at once.
See step-by-step photographs below.
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