Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Pear Pizza Recipe -
Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Pear Pizza Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Pear Pizza

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"A fresh and tasty appetizer pizza."

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Original recipe makes 1 pizza Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place the pizza crust on a pizza pan. Bake in the preheated oven until just crisp, about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the garlic, Dijon mustard, rosemary, and vinegar in a food processor or blender. Turn on, and drizzle in the olive oil slowly until the dressing has thickened. Quickly pulse in 1/4 cup of blue cheese; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread the vinaigrette over the pizza crust. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of blue cheese evenly over the crust, followed by the mozzarella cheese. Arrange the sliced pears over the cheese, and sprinkle with the toasted walnuts.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese has melted and is bubbly, 7 to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly before cutting into slices.
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Mar 07, 2011

Delicious pizza. Easy to make and all the flavors work amazingly well together. An excellent alternative to a heavier traditional style pizza. Will definitely make this again soon.

May 17, 2011

Fantastic taste. Everyone wanted the recipe.


7 Ratings

Oct 23, 2012

We enjoyed this in spite of the fact that the pears I used did not have a ton of flavor. This would make a really nice party appetizer, cut into small wedges. From a presentation point of view, the pear slices looked a little dry when this came out of the oven. Next time I think I'll try heating a little bit of apple jelly and brushing it on the fruit before it goes into the oven. For whatever reason, the crust ended up tough/too chewy...I used a Boboli thin pizza crust. In the future, I think I'll use my own homemade pizza crust. This is very rich, the vinaigrette has a wonderful herb-garlic-blue cheese flavor, and it was dinner last night with a big tossed salad. IMO this is best served warm. Thanks M.J.W. for a new recipe that definitely is "outside the box."

Feb 23, 2013

best. pizza. ever. made. it was amazing! and so easy. I really enjoyed making this pizza. I used ww dough i made in the bread machine and substituted feta for blue cheese because its what I had on hand, and threw in a green onion instead of rosemary. But other than that followed the recipe and really enjoyed this pizza.

Sep 20, 2012

Wow! This pizza was so delicious! I don't used pre-baked crust, I use the fresh dough from the local supermarket. This pizza turned out very well. The flavor combinations were spot on. I substituted toasted walnuts with candied walnuts because that's what I had. Still amazing. The sauce loses a little bit of flavor once cooked, but you can always add a little more once the pizza is cooked. Mmmmm.

Aug 15, 2013

Ok, rating again because this time I made it with fresh rosemary, cut it into small pieces and served as an appetizer at a friend's birthday party - rave reviews. PLUS - I used the leftover sauce this way: I sauteed some chicken thighs in olive oil (salt and peppered it first). I had 1/2 bunch of swiss chard to use up so I chopped it finely and threw that in while cooking the chicken. When chicken was browned on both sides, I added in the leftover sauce that I didn't use on the pizza. I had two ripe pears to use up so I peeled those, chopped and threw them in too. Cooked until chicken was almost falling apart, maybe 40 mins. Served it over jasmine rice. YUM!

Sep 29, 2012

Too much mustard. I topped the pizza with chopped fresh spinach. Next time I'll use more garlic.


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  • Calories
  • 427 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 28.4 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 537 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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