This recipe is part of Pizza Party cooking class and tasting event.

Pizza with Blue Cheese and Pear

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time1 d 34 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue cheese, cheese, lycooking, lyukum cooking lab, pear, pie, pizza, recipe
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

for dough for two 12" pies

  • 326 g bread wheat flour King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour preferred (14% gluten)
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Saf Instant Yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 210 ml water 70F

for toppings (2 pies)

  • 2 tsp olive oil EVVO
  • 1 each pear ripe red or yellow Burtlet
  • 6 oz Mozzarella fresh, broken into small pieces
  • 2 oz blue cheese Buttermilk Blue® by Roth, broken into small pieces
  • 4 slices prosciutto thin, torn into 16 pieces (exclude for vegetarian version)

for baking

  • 2 tbsp semolina for dusting peel
  • 2 twists black pepper freshly ground

Instructions

for dough

  • Dissolve salt and honey in water. Combine all ingredients and make a slightly sticky, soft, and supple dough. Divide the dough into 2 pieces. Form each into a ball, brush it with some olive oil, and place inside its own zipped freezer bag. Keep for them 15-30 minutes in room temperature, then put in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. Remove the balls from the refrigerator 2 hours prior to making pizza.

for baking

  • Place baking stone or steel on the rack and preheat oven to 450F. Wash, quarter, and core pear. Make 1/8" thin slices. Prepare fresh mozzarella and blue cheese pieces.
  • Make one pizza at a time. Shape half of the dough on the counter and transfer to the peel dusted with semolina. Brush extra virgin olive oil to lightly cover the surface of the dough.
  • Arrange sliced of pear evenly.
  • Arrange small pieces of blue cheese and mozzarella on top evenly.
  • Arrange small pieces of prosciutto on top evenly. Place 4 to 8 more thin pear slices on top.
    Pizza with Blue Cheese and Pear
  • Bake on stone for 6-8 minutes. Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve.

Notes

Buttermilk Blue® by Roth is available at HEB, Whole Foods, Central Market.
Pizza with Blue Cheese and Pear
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