Pear Pizza

Pear Pizza

Yup, pears on a pizza. This is a deliciously light and refreshing pizza that can be served warm out of the oven, cold out of the fridge, or lukewarm sitting out at a buffet.


16 oz Pizza dough (I like the packaged Trader Joes plain pizza dough, but any pre-made pizza dough or dough recipe will work)

4 oz Apple sauce

6 Canned pear halves

6 T Goat cheese (optional)

6 oz Candied pecans or walnuts (optional)

1 T Cinnamon sugar

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees

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Shape the pizza dough to fit your pizza pan (or cookie sheet). (I use a small cookie sheet so I cut the dough and all the other ingredients in half and make two pizzas.)


Place the dough on a lightly oiled pizza pan. Prick the dough all over with a fork so you get a nice crisp crust.


sauce-8inch.jpg (115378 bytes) Spread the apple sauce over the dough.
toppings-8inch.jpg (154906 bytes) Very thinly slice the pear halves and spread over the dough.

Crumble goat cheese on top. (This is optional, but it does add a hint of savory to the sweet.) Dot with candied pecans or walnuts. (Again, the nuts are optional.)

sugar-8inch.jpg (128606 bytes) Dust the top with about 1 tablespoon of cinnamon sugar. (More or less to taste.)
finished-8inch.jpg (172868 bytes) Bake at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the crust is a light brown. (Note: You may need to  increase the cooking time slightly as this is a very "wet" pizza.)


 Serve as an appetizer, with a salad for a light lunch, or as dessert.


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