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Pizza With Pears

Did you know it was National Pear Month? Neither did I. Until I came across this recipe on Blue Kitchen. It features blue cheese and bacon… and if the photo below is any indication… I’m guessing it’s pretty tasty. Here’s the thinking behind the pie:

The Intertubes thought so too. Search pear cheese pizza on Google and you’ll get roughly a bazillion results. Many of them, however, take you in a dessert or vaguely sweet appetizer direction, some calling for sugar, brown sugar and even cinnamon. I wanted to go savory with this. And I wanted it to be a serious meal. So I started with blue cheese, a sharp, salty, big-personality cheese. You could also use Gouda, goat cheese or even the pizza classic, mozzarella, but I think blue cheese plays well against the sweetness of the pear. I added onion to further separate this pizza from the dessert course. And as a final big hit of savory/umami, I added bacon. If you want to go vegetarian, you can skip the bacon, but I think it really anchored this pizza as main course fare.

 

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