Pear & Arugula Pizza

I hope you had a nice weekend and are ready for this last week of October! I found this recipe for a Pear & Arugula Pizza via Pinterest over a year ago and I’ve adapted it over that time. The original recipe uses homemade pizza dough, but I always make it with Pillsbury pizza dough to make it a quicker, easier meal for me to make.

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • pizza dough (I use store bought)
  • mozzarella
  • pears
  • walnuts
  • blue cheese
  • onion
  • butter
  • arugula

Since I use the Pillsbury crust I do the pre-bake first. While the oven is preheating and the dough is doing the initial 8 minutes of baking, I caramelize chop the onions and caramelize them in butter (use a little bit of sugar to help the caramlizaton). I also slice the pears and toast the walnuts at this time.

When the dough comes out, I sprinkle shredded mozzarella on top, arrange the sliced pears, onions, blue cheese, and walnuts over top. Put the pizza back in the oven til the cheese is melted. I put it back in typically for another 8 or so minutes. The Pillsbury directions say to cook the dough for an additional 8-10 minutes (I think) after the pre-bake. When the pizza is done, sprinkle some arugula on top and it’s ready to eat!

This pizza is so good! I love the combination of the cheese, pear, walnuts, and arugula. In recent months whenever I’ve made this I’ve left out the blue cheese. I have a sudden aversion to blue cheese so I just don’t use it anymore on this pizza and it tastes just as good. Sometimes I forget the walnuts, not on purpose but just because I forget, and it’s still good but the walnuts are always a nice addition.

I filmed a Reels of this pizza a few weeks ago that I’m going to post later today and I didn’t even realize until days later that I forgot the walnuts! Anyway, either way this pizza is delicious. Are there any pizzas you make that you’d like to share with me? I’m always looking for new ideas!

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