Monday, February 8, 2010

pesto-pear-gorgonzola pizza.......oh ya.

These pictures really don't do it justice...we have a great point and shoot camera that I love, but I am willing to admit I have not yet mastered how to capture the light. I decided I was going to make a pizza on Saturday...Wes had been out of town and I wanted to make us a fun 'stay in' and hang out meal! I have made pizzas many a time before....usually sauteing peppers and onions...adding goat cheese (always good...of course). This time I decided I needed to switch it up--here's what you need ::

2 packages of Trader Joe's whole wheat pizza dough.
1/2 Pear
crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
pine nuts
olive oil

The sauce is a home made pesto--done with a package of basil from TJ's (equivalent to a handful of basil-if you grow your own). A clove of garlic and about 2 tablespoons of pine nuts, and 3 or 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Combine all of this in a food processor and blend until smooth.
After you get your crust rolled out on your pizza pan, apply the pesto spread all over the dough, next add the mozzarella and top with pear slices, walnuts and sprinkle of Gorgonzola.
Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes. was so good, so so so good. I wish I had more right now....
If you give this recipe a try I hope you love it as much as we could you not, it's killer!!

:: peace and love ::


Anonymous said...

OMG looks so yummy. You have become quite the cook:) I love it.

Elise said...

that looks incredible!