A fresh and tasty appetizer pizza.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 pizza
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Place the pizza crust on a pizza pan. Bake in the preheated oven until just crisp, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine the garlic, Dijon mustard, rosemary, and vinegar in a food processor or blender. Turn on, and drizzle in the olive oil slowly until the dressing has thickened. Quickly pulse in 1/4 cup of blue cheese; season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Spread the vinaigrette over the pizza crust. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of blue cheese evenly over the crust, followed by the mozzarella cheese. Arrange the sliced pears over the cheese, and sprinkle with the toasted walnuts.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese has melted and is bubbly, 7 to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly before cutting into slices.

Nutrition Facts

427 calories; protein 11.7g 23% DV; carbohydrates 34.4g 11% DV; fat 28.4g 44% DV; cholesterol 17.2mg 6% DV; sodium 536.8mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2011
Delicious pizza. Easy to make and all the flavors work amazingly well together. An excellent alternative to a heavier traditional style pizza. Will definitely make this again soon. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2011
Delicious pizza. Easy to make and all the flavors work amazingly well together. An excellent alternative to a heavier traditional style pizza. Will definitely make this again soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2011
Fantastic taste. Everyone wanted the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2012
We enjoyed this in spite of the fact that the pears I used did not have a ton of flavor. This would make a really nice party appetizer cut into small wedges. From a presentation point of view the pear slices looked a little dry when this came out of the oven. Next time I think I'll try heating a little bit of apple jelly and brushing it on the fruit before it goes into the oven. For whatever reason the crust ended up tough/too chewy...I used a Boboli thin pizza crust. In the future I think I'll use my own homemade pizza crust. This is very rich the vinaigrette has a wonderful herb-garlic-blue cheese flavor and it was dinner last night with a big tossed salad. IMO this is best served warm. Thanks M.J.W. for a new recipe that definitely is "outside the box." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
best. pizza. ever. made. it was amazing! and so easy. I really enjoyed making this pizza. I used ww dough i made in the bread machine and substituted feta for blue cheese because its what I had on hand, and threw in a green onion instead of rosemary. But other than that followed the recipe and really enjoyed this pizza. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2012
Wow! This pizza was so delicious! I don't used pre-baked crust, I use the fresh dough from the local supermarket. This pizza turned out very well. The flavor combinations were spot on. I substituted toasted walnuts with candied walnuts because that's what I had. Still amazing. The sauce loses a little bit of flavor once cooked, but you can always add a little more once the pizza is cooked. Mmmmm. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2020
we did. used gorgonzola, substitute Mexican cheese for mozzarella, added one handfull of spinach chopped, used 1/4 cup olive oil and used roll out pie crust, sprinkled light mex cheese to adhere walnuts, then baked Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2017
I use my own crust but follow the rest of the recipe. I've made this many times for many people and it has always been a success. Even people who say they don't like pears have loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2016
Great blue cheese flavor in this pizza, blended wonderfully with the pears and walnuts. I might use less of the vinaigrette sauce next time as some people thought it was a bit overpowering. We made our own pizza crust instead of using a store-bought one and we used dried hens instead of fresh ones. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2012
Too much mustard. I topped the pizza with chopped fresh spinach. Next time I'll use more garlic. Read More
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