Pear and Prosciutto Pizza February 7th, 2011

I recently had a spectacular pizza. The ingredients are below and I’m going to try to make it at home.

Ingredients:

  • Prosciutto and Pears (sliced)
  • Crumbled gorgonzola
  • Shredded mozzarella
  • Crust prepared with olive oil and honey dijon mustard
  • Maybe some chives sprinkled on top?

Attempt 1

Ok, my first attempt is in the oven! Here’s what I did.

Making the crust:

  • Use Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast
  • Mix packet of yeast, 1 cup of flour, 1 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, 2/3 cup of warm water, 3 tbsp olive oil. Gradually add flour and knead into dough ball. I also added about 3tbsp of Grey Poupon dijon mustard to the mix
  • Transfer to pizza pan
  • Mix about 3tbsp dijon mustard and olive oil in a bowl and mix up. Top the pizza crust with this sauce.
  • Cover generously with shredded parmesan cheese (I meant to get mozarella but got home with the wrong thing) – about 2.5 -3 oz
  • Add about 3oz of sliced prosciutto to the top
  • Thinly slice 3/4 to a whole pear and and place on top
  • Add 2oz crumbled gorgonzola
  • Slice some fresh chives and sprinkle on top
  • Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes

This came out close but not quite to what I was going for.  Next time, I’ll go for a thinner crust.  Also, I would switch to mozzarella vs parmesan and pre-mix it with the gorgonzola.  Some of the better pieces either had more even gorgonzola distribution or pear slices that came with the gorgonzola and a kick of mustard.  The combination of pear, gorgonzola and mustard taste was the best part but it wasn’t even across the entire pizza.

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