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Pear, Gorgonzola and Hazelnut Pizza
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Pear, Gorgonzola and Hazelnut Pizza with Mixed Greens

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 814kcal
Author Barb

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough; homemade or store bought
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese divided
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 pears cored and sliced
  • Fresh greens; I used a combination of Romaine and Radicchio; mixed greens would be nice too.
  • ½ cup hazelnuts toasted
  • ½ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

For the Dressing:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup buttermilk I never buy buttermilk, simply add the juice of one lemon to regular milk and let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp Gorgonzola cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spread the pizza out on a pizza stone or baking sheet.
  • Brush with some olive oil.
  • Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese on the dough and top the cheese with the cooked onions.
  • Place the pear slices on top of the onions in a circular fashion in two or more rows and top with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until top is nicely browned.
  • Remove from the oven and top individual slices with the greens, toasted nuts, Gorgonzola cheese and dressing.

Notes

A discerning eye might notice those are not hazelnuts in the photos. I sure thought I had some but when I discovered there were none in my HUGE box of what I think must be every other nut imaginable, I decided to punt and use walnuts. Because I provide the title of my post and the URL to Food Network a week in advance and didn't want to make everyone have to revise their info...I let it go.[br][br]Truth be told? The walnuts were great so if you're like me and have a huge bag of walnuts and no hazelnuts in sight? Go for it!

Nutrition

Serving: 18 | Calories: 814kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 37g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1036mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 19g