Cheese and pear pizzas: Among the most successful combinations of our cuisine there are undoubtedly "cheese and pears" And "walnuts and pears“, These three ingredients on a pizza are the top! I used a blue cheese, Gorgonzola is perfect, but even a simply spicy and soft cheese is fine. Pears give a sweet touch to the pizza, better to leave the peel for greater compactness. The nuts instead they give crunchiness and a bitter note that balances the sweetness of the pear and the spiciness of the cheese.
Ingredients for 2 people
- 1 roll of packaged pizza dough
- 1 pear
- 5-6 shelled walnuts
- 100 gr of spicy cheese of your choice (Gorgonzola or other blue cheese)
- Salt to taste.
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
How to make cheese and pear pizza
Roll out the pizza dough on the work surface leaving the parchment paper present in the package (if you use a handmade dough, place it on a sheet of parchment paper anyway)
roll out the dough on a baking sheet, brush the surface with water and oil in equal parts (2 tablespoons + 2 tablespoons), press the surface with your fingertips and add salt, then bake at 200 ° for 3-4 minutes
In the meantime, cut the pear into thin slices, after having washed it well (do not peel it),
take the pizza out of the oven and brush it with water, add the slices of pear, the cheese (preferably spicy, Gorgonzola or other blue cheese), add the chopped walnuts
Bake at 200 ° for another 7-8 minutes, if the dough is thicker, complete the cooking until golden brown, as soon as it is baked, add a few tablespoons of grated parmesan, cover with aluminum foil for a few minutes (to soften the dough) and served.
WINE PAIRING: Fiano di Avellino
In this blog for wine and liqueur combinations I consulted the site: www.vini.tipici.info
Enjoy your meal!