At Tasting with Tina, we LOVE pizza. And you’re going to love this easy pear, prosciutto, and gorgonzola pizza recipe.
Pear, Prosciutto, and Gorgonzola Pizza Recipe Inspiration
This pizza is inspired by my trip to Italy in January of 2020. We stayed in a gorgeous apartment in Florence – and right across the street was the cutest little pizza shop.
Obviously, we had to try it, and the pizza was SO GOOD. It was classic Neapolitan with thin crust, good olive oil, and quality ingredients. The first time we went, I obviously ordered the Margherita pizza.
I firmly believe that you can tell the quality of a pizza shop by their simplest pizza. That way, the shop can’t hide behind more toppings, and you can truly taste the sauce and crust.
I was blown away. The pizza was just divine. It was light, airy, and basically perfect. We ate it in about 5 minutes, and I knew I needed to go back before the trip was over.
So, on our second trip back to the pizza shop, I wanted to try something different. When you’re in Italy – you want to try something that’s so Italian, it’s not offered in the US. And when I laid eyes on the pear, prosciutto, and gorgonzola pizza, I knew I found my order.
If you’ve never had this combination – it seems odd. Pear on pizza? How could this be Italian?
Well, it is. And it’s SO GOOD!
The sweetness of the pear is a perfect balance to the salty prosciutto. And the savory gorgonzola cheese is absolutely perfect to even it all out.
The Pizza Ingredients
So, ever since I returned home, I knew I had to recreate this pizza.
I used my handy dandy shortcut and bought some dough from the store. My favorite store bought brand is Wewalka. This is a great time saver – often, your local grocery store or bakery might sell pizza dough by the pound. Or, Trader Joe’s is a great option too! This makes this pizza even easier, and you won’t sacrifice taste.
You’ll definitely want a thinner crust, so make sure you roll out the dough so it’s pretty thin.
Next, for your ingredients. I used Anjou pears, which I recommend, but you can use whatever you find at the grocery store.
I buy my prosciutto pre-sliced – Aldi has it for a fantastic price. You can also get crumbled gorgonzola at Aldi too. Or, did you know you can buy prosciutto on Amazon?! This brand is a great one!
When this pie is done, I love drizzling my best extra virgin olive oil on the pizza right before I take a bite. It just adds more delicious richness to the pizza, plus who doesn’t love good olive oil?
This recipe takes me back to Italy, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Make sure you let me know what you think in the comments! Enjoy!
Easy Pear, Prosciutto, and Gorgonzola Pizza Ingredients
- 1 store bought pizza dough
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 oz fresh mozzarella
- 2 oz crumbled Gorgonzola
- 1 oz prosciutto, torn in small slices
- 1 Anjou pear, sliced thinly
- Optional: balsamic glaze, arugula, or sage for serving
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Roll out pizza dough on a pan. Drizzle olive oil over the pizza dough.
Add mozzarella, gorgonzola and prosciutto, distributing evenly across the pizza.
Finally, top with sliced pear. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
When the pizza is done, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and serve.
Optional: top with balsamic glaze, arugula, or sage – all made delicious editions to the pizza!