Monday, July 25, 2011

Pear and Goat Cheese Pizza

Last night, I made a personal-sized pear and goat cheese pizza and it was sooo yummy.  (I also made a personal-sized pepperoni pizza for my hubby).  I had never heard of putting goat cheese and sliced pears together on a pizza before, but I am so glad that I gave it a try!  I got this amazing idea and recipe from E at Untilyoutri.  I always think that pizza and salad taste delicious together, so we had salad last night too.

Pear and Goat Cheese Pizza Recipe
(makes two small pizzas)

Ingredients for crust:
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons white sugar

Mix the yeast in the cup of warm water, and let sit until creamy (about 8 to 10 minutes). Then, combine all dry ingredients, and add in the remaining wet ingredients. Mix until a stiff dough forms, then cover the mixing bowl with a dish towel moistened in warm water and let the dough sit until it doubles in size (approximately 30 minutes).

When the dough has risen, take half of the dough and roll it into a crust shape on a well-floured surface. Repeat with the other half of the dough. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place the crusts (with no toppings) on a cookie sheet or pizza stone (I sprinkle a little corn meal to keep pizza from sticking to the sheet) in the oven for about 5 minutes, then remove and add toppings.

Ingredients for white pizza sauce:
Makes enough for two small to medium pizzas
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, or 1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced, or 1 tablespoon dry basil
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

On medium heat, melt the butter in the bottom of a sauce pot. Add in flour and stir until blended, then slowly whisk in milk. Then add the remaining ingredients, stir, and turn off heat. The sauce will thicken as it stands.

Ingredients for pizza toppings (covers two small pizzas):
1 cup mozzarella (1/2 cup per pizza)
1 pear, thinly sliced
Goat cheese to taste (about 1/8-1/4 cup per pizza)
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

After spreading a thin layer of white pizza sauce on the crust, sprinkle with half of the mozzarella, half of the pear slices, and a sprinkle of goat cheese. Bake the pizza in at 350 degrees for another 15 minutes.

While the pizza is baking, put the 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar into a sauce pan over low to medium-low heat, and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Liquid should reduce to about 2 tablespoons (although mine was slightly more, but it still tasted good:). Be careful to keep the heat low and keep stirring the liquid, so it does not burn. When the pizza is finished, remove from the oven and drizzle with the balsamic reduction.



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    The pizza looks so delicious. I wonder if I can take this and make it my own way. I wish I can enjoy food but being lactose dairy is definitely out of my diet, lol.


    Aww it must be so hard for you to avoid dairy. I bet that this would still taste pretty good without the cheese though!


    I looooove pear and goat cheese pizza. We used to buy it frozen back when we eating stuff like that. Now we make pizzas ourselves, but I've never thought to make a pear/goat cheese one...i thought I'd screw the pears up.
    This looks awesome though!


    I was surprised at how much I loved it too! And I agree that homemade pizza is definitely much more yummy than frozen. =)


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