One of Michael and my first dates back in was at California Pizza Kitchen. I remember us sitting at the table going through the menu and trying to figure out a pizza we could split. (Splitting is big with 22 year olds…) Anyway, I remember Michael suggesting the Pear and Gorgonzola pizza and I was totally impressed on how refined his palate was. (Again, I was 22…) I guess I was use to guys that just wanted a pizza with a lot of cheese and meat. Anyway, we enjoyed our pizza over great conversation and lots giggling. We were also sitting on the same side of the booth at that time too. Alas, that was a few years ago now (wink) and while we rarely sit on the same side of the booth we still enjoy this pizza together.
Pizza Dough (homemade or Trader’s Joe’s pre made dough)
Pear & Gorgonzola Dressing (Trader Joe’s)
1 pear sliced thin
1/2 cup Gorgonzola
1 onion sliced
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
Mixed Greens Salad tossed in desired dressing
Heat two tablespoons olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add onions and cook until translucent. Reduce what to medium heat and continue to cook stirring often until golden and fully caramelized. Set aside
Over a flour surface roll out pizza dough. Place pizza on a pizza stone and spread pear and gorgonzola dressing on the dough. Sprinkle mozzarella on top and then layer the pears on top. Sprinkle the gorgonzola on top. Bake at 375 degree’s for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and browning on the edges. Remove from oven and top with mixed green salad if desired. Enjoy!