Eye of the Gorgonzola

Pear-Gorgonzola Pizza

Almost gone.

A few weeks back, I was jonesin’ for CPK’s Pear & Gorgonzola pizza. This was my attempt at making one. I used store-bought dough from Trader Joe’s. While there, I also picked up some arugula, a couple pears, and some crumbled gorgonzola. I also had some mozzarella and bacon on hand.

A few deviations: I caramelized the pears after the onions. I also decided to top the pizza with greens before baking so that they could wilt into the cheese and I wouldn’t have to use any dressing. The bacon was added because… it’s bacon.


Pear & Gorgonzola Pizza

These are all approximations…

  • Pizza dough
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup caramelized onions
  • 1 cup sliced caramelized pears
  • 1 1/2 cups of fresh arugula
  • 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola
  • 1/4 cup chopped cooked bacon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Flatten out the pizza dough onto a baking sheet. Make sure you dock the dough in the center with a fork so that it doesn’t rise. You can drizzle olive oil now or not. Your call. Now you’re gonna go down the list of ingredients, one by one, and layer them evenly all over the pizza. I am not going to sit here and repeat that 6 times. Place pizza into oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until crust is golden brown.

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