A blue cheese pizza served on a pizza board, surrounded by springs of herbs, sauces, white napkins, and pears.

Blue Cheese, Pear and Walnut Pizza

Everyday Delicious
Serving Time Icon 10 min
Serves Number Icon Serves 4

This flavourful pizza is perfect to share with friends over a glass of crisp Ontario Riesling as an appetizer. Cut it up for a light lunch or dinner to serve up with a crunchy salad.

Prep 20 MIN

Cook 10 MIN

Rest 1 HOUR

Ingredients

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Method

Step 1

In a bowl, whisk together flour and salt; set aside.

 

Step 2

In a large bowl, pour in water and dissolve sugar. Sprinkle with yeast and let stand for about 10 minutes or until frothy. Stir in butter.

 

Step 3

Gradually stir in flour mixture until ragged dough forms. Turn out onto lightly floured work surface and knead dough for about 4 minutes or until dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Place in clean oiled bowl; cover and let stand for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

 

Step 4

Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).

 

Step 5

Divide dough in half and roll each out into abut 12 inch (30 cm) rounds. Place each on a pizza pan or baking sheet.

 

Step 6

In a bowl, beat together mascarpone, cream, salt and pepper. Spread among both pizza rounds. Top each with pear slices, blue cheese and walnuts.

 

Step 7

Bake for about 10 minutes or until edge is crisp and cheese is golden. Remove from oven and sprinkle with arugula to serve. Drizzle with balsamic glaze. 

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