And then it was done. But my patience was tested even more…so as I waited for the pizza to cool, I drizzled the pizza with honey and tapped on the golden crust. When I couldn't wait a second longer, I rolled my cutter over the dough, hearing that gratifying crisp crunch of the crust, revealing the chewy dough within. My first bite was met with that symphony of salty, sweet, and earthy crunch. My second bite was met with a little more. And I kept going, and going, and going.Pear & Walnut Gorgonzola Pizza
Serves 4 (if you are willing to share).Ingredients:
- pizza dough (store bought is fine)
- 1/4 cup cornmeal (for dusting)
- 2 ripe pears
- 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2-3 tablespoons honey, for drizzling
Bring the pizza dough to room temperature, making sure you let it rest in a bowl for at least 30 minutes. You will find that dough that is not rested will be very elastic and will bounce back when you try to shape it.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and place an oven rack in the lower half of the oven (with pizza stone, if you have one).
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to your desired shape, about 1/4 inch thick. Press the dough with your fingertips, creating dimples and a 1 inch border around the perimeter.
Transfer the dough to paddle generously dusted with cornmeal. Top with the gorgonzola cheese. Arrange the pears and sprinkle with walnuts.
Lightly brush the crust bordering the flatbread with olive oil.
Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and let it sit for about 1-2 minutes before slicing. while it cools, drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.