I love making homemade pizza. I love it because it is quick and easy and it is a great meal that my children can help me with. However, I am over using the typical ingredients, such as, mozzarella, tomato sauce, and pepperoni. So I was pretty happy to find this recipe.
At first, I was a little reluctant to make it because I wasn’t sure how my kids were going to react to these unique ingredients, so I decided to make this on my own and just simply serve it to them.
I have to tell you that it was a great success. They knew that it didn’t taste the same from our regular pizza but they loved it. And the combination of the sweet from the pears and the saltiness from the prozutto is amazing! I know it might sound weird placing pears in a pizza but believe me, give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.
1 lb Ball of Pizza Dough
1-1/2 cups of Shredded Gruyere Cheese
2 Pears, peeled and sliced, I like Bosc pears
4 oz (maybe a little more) of Thinly Sliced Prosciutto
Couple of large handfuls of baby Arugula, washed and dried
1/2 cup of Dried Cranberries
1 Tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1) Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and if you’re using a pizza stone, make sure you place it in your oven before you turn the oven on.
2) Roll out the pizza dough into a 12 inch circle (either by hand or with a rolling pin) and make sure you place the pizza dough on a pizza peel to slide it on the stone if you’re using that, if not, roll out the dough and place it on a baking sheet.
3) Top the dough with the cheese, pears and prosciutto and pop it in the oven to bake until golden brown and crispy, about 15 minutes or so (might take a little less time so keep an eye on it).
4) While the pizza is baking, add the arugula, cranberries, balsamic and oil in a large bowl and toss together well. When the pizza comes out, top it with the dressed arugula mixture then dig right in.
Source: Laura in the Kitchen