Pizza, Pear and Cambazola, Red Onion

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Main Ingredient: Vegetables, Fruit, Cheese
Menu Part: Entree
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: Eight servings

Spice up your ordinary pizza offering with this simple and flavor-filled pizza featuring fresh pears, two types of cheese and fresh basil.

Ingredients

5 oz. fresh, organic pears, cleaned, sliced, caramelized
3 oz. red onion, peeled, julienne, caramelized
3 tsp. olive oil
.25 oz. extra-virgin olive oil
1 15-in. whole-wheat pizza dough, 32-ct. no tray
4 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
5 oz. Cambozola cheese
1 tsp. whole black peppercorn, toasted, fresh ground
.05 oz. fresh basil 

Steps

  1. Clean and cut pears into eighths. Julienne red onions and set both aside.
  2. Heat medium pan, and sauté with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and caramelize pears. Sauté for about 6 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Heat another pan with 1 teaspoon olive oil and caramelize red onion for about 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. Set both aside in container.
  4. Prep dough after proofing and brush pizza with extra virgin oil. Add mozzarella, onion and pear. Spread around pizza evenly.
  5. Add Cambozola cheese and place pizza in oven.
  6. Remove pizza from oven and add torn pieces of basil on pizza. Cut and serve.

Recipe by Oregon State University, Corvallis