The flavors of pear and prosciutto are perfectly matched in this pizza. Dried pear slices add a lovely sweet flavor and chewy texture, while prosciutto adds a smoky and salty flavor that is also balanced by the sweetness of the pear. This is a pizza that deserves to be served fresh and hot, so make it right before you serve it!
Often called pizza, Italian pizza comes in many shapes and forms. From thin crust to deep dish, there is no shortage of delicious recipes for this delicious food. One of the best-loved versions is the prosciutto e pere, or prosciutto and pear pizza. For these pizzas, you take a thin crust pizza dough (sometimes with a spinach or pesto sauce), layer slices of brined, cured prosciutto, thinly sliced pears, and fresh herbs. The thin crust allows the flavors of each ingredient to shine, making this an indulgent, delicious, and simple pizza!
The post got a lot of comments, so I decided to do a little follow-up on the prosciutto and pear pizza. The meal was okay. It was a little salty for me, but I liked the pear and the goat cheese on it. I thought it was a little easier to eat with the small round fork provided for the pizza, so it would be fun to try it with some of the larger spoons from my collection. My favorite part was the crust. It was thin and crispy, and I liked the addition of the pear. I’m curious about the idea of having a pizza with prosciutto, but I think I would enjoy it on a few slices of bread. Maybe next time.
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The Prosciutto & Pear pizza is a stunning combination of textures and flavors, combining spicy prosciutto and caramelized onions with sweet pears and blue cheese.
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The sweetness of the pears gives the pizza a new depth. Even if you don’t like pineapple on your pizza, I recommend trying it with pears. Combined with crunchy arugula and caramelized onions, it’s the perfect combination to make pizza a new favorite flavor.
How to make Prosciutto and Pear Pizza
First, preheat the oven to 450 F.
Take a ready-made pizza dough – which you can buy at the supermarket or make yourself in advance – and dust the surface where you want to roll out the dough with flour. Roll out the dough to the desired thickness and then place it on a sheet of baking paper.
Pour half the olive oil over the dough and spread to the edges. Using a pastry brush makes the process easier, but you can also use a spatula or spoon. Sprinkle the dough with salt and pepper.
Slice the onion and put it in a pan with the rest of the olive oil. Cook until onions are lightly caramelized, about 8 minutes.
Spread the crust with mozzarella, top with mozzarella, onions, blue cheese and pears. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until bubbly and browned.
You can use fresh arugula or chopped cilantro to cover the pizza. I’ve never been a fan of arugula – it’s so bitter! – That’s why I always use cilantro. The choice is yours. Don’t skip the fresh stuffing. This gives the pizza a nice crunch and freshness.
Additional cooking tips for Pear and Prosciutto Pizza
- You can use any kind of pear you like. Barlett or Asian pears are excellent because they are slightly crunchy and not too sweet.
- I always drizzle the pear segments with lemon juice, so they don’t turn brown from oxidation.
- I use crumbled blue cheese for this pizza. If you want to replace it with gorgonzola or Stilton, that’s fine too.
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The Pizza with Prosciutto and Pear is a perfect combination of textures and flavors, with caramelized onions, tangy prosciutto, blue cheese and sweet pears.
- 1 pizza dough
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Salt and ground black pepper
- 1/2 Zwiebel, cut into thin slices
- 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/4 cup dark blue cheese
- 1/2 pear, thinly sliced
- 4 slices of prosciutto, cut into rounds
- ½ cup frischer arugula or coriander
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Roll out pizza dough to desired thickness and place on a sheet of parchment paper. Drizzle the dough with half of the olive oil and brush with a brush. Sprinkle with salt and ground black pepper.
- Add the remaining olive oil to the pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until caramelized, about 8 minutes.
- Spread the mozzarella evenly over the pizza dough. Garnish with onion, blue cheese, pear and prosciutto.
- Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbling.
- Serve garnished with fresh arugula or cilantro.
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Quantity per serving :
Calories : 351Total fat: 19 gSaturated fat: 8 gTrans fat: 0 gSaturated fat: 10 gCholesterol: 66 mgSodium: 2213 mgCarbons: 19 gFibre: 2 gSugar: 6 gProtein: 26 g
Jillian studies in a small town in Oregon where she pursues her passion for people. In her free time, she enjoys music, writing and baking.Pizza made with prosciutto and pear, topped with arugula and house-made mozzarella di bufala – pretty delicious. Ingredients 1 pizza dough (whole wheat or unbleached if you’re feeling healthy) 1/4 lb prosciutto, cut into 1/2 inch slices 1/4 lb pear, peeled and cored 1/2 lb arugula 1 cup mozzarella di bufala (or mozzarella) 1 egg 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper Steps: Set pizza stone on the bottom rack of the oven and preheat to 500 degrees. Let dough proof in the bowl for about 45 minutes. Stretch dough, roll out, and transfer to the pizza stone. Bake.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why is prosciutto bad for you?
The nitrates in cured meat can be converted into nitrites, which are then converted into nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic.
Is it safe to eat prosciutto?
There is no evidence that eating cured ham is dangerous.
Why is prosciutto so expensive?
Prosciutto is a type of ham that is cured with salt, sugar, and spices. This curing process makes the meat very delicate, and it is difficult to produce. The curing process also makes the meat very salty, which is why prosciutto is usually served with sweet foods like melon.