Soft, golden crust.
A sweet and savory combination.
It's food made for a party, a breakup, a night out on the town, and finals week.
Especially for finals week. Those two words makes me sick.
Yep, it's finals time here.
Meanwhile, I am going to enjoy my pizza, thank you very much.
Pear Gorgonzola Pizza
1 pizza crust (preferably in dough form...I used a gluten-free one*)
Olive oil, garlic powder, dried basil
6 ounces sliced provolone or Mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups loosely packed spinach leaves
1 Bosc pear, thinly sliced
2 ounces chopped walnuts
2 1/2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (or green onions)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Place pizza crust dough on a pizza pan or stone. Spread some olive oil, garlic powder, and dried basil over the crust (to taste), all the way to the edges. Cover the crust with provolone cheese. Top cheese with spinach leaves. Place Bosc pear slices onto the spinach. Sprinkle with walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese.
Bake pizza in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned.
Remove from heat. Top with chives and slice to serve.
*If using a gluten-free crust, pre-bake the crust for about 8 minutes (until puffy), lay on the toppings, and then bake for another 6-8 minutes. If your crust is sticky, place parchment paper between the crust and the pan.