Today I’m sharing grown up pizza with you also known as Pear, Prosciutto, and Gorgonzola Pizza.
As you are reading this, I’ll be up in Vail breathing in the mountain air, hopefully getting a great trail run in, and then enjoying a delicious breakfast with a gorgeous view! My husband and I came up to Vail yesterday to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary. Last year’s anniversary I was still in the hospital, so there was really no celebration or date night at all. To make up for the lack of fun last year we booked a room at the Vail Cascade Resort. I’ll give you a little review of the resort and all the fun things we did in my next post. Until then, lets talk about this Pear, Prosciutto, and Gorgonzola Pizza.
As I said before this pizza is a grown up pizza. That’s not to say that kids will for sure not like it, but I haven’t met too many that enjoy the pungent taste of gorgonzola or who like the idea of fruit and meat on their pizza at the same time. Isn’t it funny how our pallets change as we get older? Growing up I was a pepperoni or sausage girl all the time. Now, however, I find myself searching out more unique flavor combinations. I love pizza with a salty and sweet combination which is exactly what you get with this one. This is a sauceless pizza, which is one of my favorite ways to eat it. My theory is, if there is enough flavor in the toppings, then a sauce really isn’t necessary.
The Pear, Prosciutto, and Gorgonzola Pizza obviously contains all of those ingredients, but I left out a few more flavor powerhouses for the sake of the title getting ridiculously long. Let’s start with the cheese. Along with gorgonzola being crumbled all over it, there is also a combination of smoked gouda and mozzarella. I adore smoked cheeses, but if you aren’t fond of them stick with regular gouda or just use mozzarella. Caramelized onions are another ingredient that must be mentioned. I’m not big on lots of raw onion on things, but if you caramelize them I could eat a whole bowl! The caramelization brings out the sweetness of the onion and makes them simply delicious! The final ingredient not mentioned in the title is fresh thyme. Fresh thyme, cheese, and pears are amazing together, check out this appetizer I made with the combination. This pizza not only makes a great dinner, but it would also make a wonderful appetizer for any upcoming holiday parties. Your grown up guests will fall in love with all the flavors in this Pear, Prosciutto, and Gorgonzola Pizza!
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