Rating: 4.58 stars
243 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 166
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2

A very interesting appetizer pizza. Sounds strange, but everyone will love the unique combination of fragrant pears and distinctive Gorgonzola.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Place pizza crust dough on a medium baking sheet. Layer with Provolone cheese. Top cheese with Bosc pear slices. Sprinkle with walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned. Remove from heat. Top with chives and slice to serve.

Nutrition Facts

287 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 31g; fat 12.9g; cholesterol 19.2mg; sodium 585.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (171)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is an AMAZING recipie! It is so easy and very delicious! Here are a few alterations I suggest making however. Stretch the pizza dough to fit a large cookie sheet. Double the amount of provolone cheese because you will need extra to cover the stretched pizza dough. You will also need to double the amount of pears, walnuts and gorgonzola. Stretching the dough makes the crust not as thick and really improves the presentation of the pizza (as well as the taste). Enjoy! Read More
(127)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2012
I really thought I would like this more than I did. Bummer. Read More
(5)
243 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 166
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is an AMAZING recipie! It is so easy and very delicious! Here are a few alterations I suggest making however. Stretch the pizza dough to fit a large cookie sheet. Double the amount of provolone cheese because you will need extra to cover the stretched pizza dough. You will also need to double the amount of pears, walnuts and gorgonzola. Stretching the dough makes the crust not as thick and really improves the presentation of the pizza (as well as the taste). Enjoy! Read More
(127)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very nice blend of flavors- interesting and, dare I say it, adult. Far too many recipes, I think, lack _complexity_ in flavor. They're salty, or sweet, or a combination thereof most people refer to as _savory_. This, really, is none of the above. It has a sort of _depth_ to it. None of the flavors in the mix are _simple_. Pear is not merely sweet, Gorgonzola not merely cheesy, etc. Taken together, this recipe creates a nice warm gestalt... I liked it a lot, and plan to make it again... Read More
(96)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2007
My husband (who was very unsure of this unusual pizza) and I loved it! Great sweet/savory combination. I used cornmeal under the crust (for crunch and to keep it from sticking to the pan) and pre-baked it for 6 minutes. I also rubbed a garlic clove on the crust and brushed it with olive oil before adding the toppings. Great pizza! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2005
I loved this recipe but made a few changes using what I had at hand.I sliced whole wheat pita bread in half and toasted it, then sprayed with olive oil spray and spread dijon mustard on the toasted bread. I than used sliced gouda cheese and topped with sliced pears, added carmelized onions on top as well as gorgonzola cheese and chopped walnuts.Than put in toaster oven at 350 until cheese melted. Yummy! Thanks Brian Read More
(43)
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2006
I served this at a "girl party" and it was well received. I swirled some olive oil over the crust and then doubled the topping ingredients. I agree that baking the crust a bit before adding the toppings is a good idea. The center was a bit soggy. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2005
FABULOUS! Made it on a rectangular piece of stoneware - cut it into squares served it at a cocktail party - it was a hit - everyone wanted the recipe. I added carmelized onions and used pecans instead of walnuts. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
Excellent blending of flavors. A unique appitizer to serve to company. I used a bit more gorgonzola than listed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2005
I served this pizza at a wine and cheese party I had. It was gone in a matter of minutes and people even called the next day to tell me how much they loved it! I might suggest cooking the dough a bit before adding the toppings because mine was undercooked at first. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2006
Outstanding. Followed recipe exactly. Everyone raved about it at a bridal shower! Use Trader Joe's pizza dough sold "balled up" in a plastic bag in the refrigerated section. Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2012
I really thought I would like this more than I did. Bummer. Read More
(5)