Okay, so I’ve had this whole pear and gorgonzola pizza thing figured out for a while. I’ll admit–I’ve made this several times and neglected to post the recipe. So I’m making it for a friend today. There is nothing better than being on a two week break and having endless free time to cook for people. And seeing Pavement, Boston,  and [possibly] skydiving. Summary: food+ travel+ adrenaline=quality vacation.

The Recipe:


One pizza crust (homemade or bought)

2 packages of gorgonzola cheese crumbles

1/2 red onion, sliced

1-2 Bosc pears, sliced

1 tbsp. minced garlic

8 slices provolone cheese

Chopped walnuts

ranch dressing, to taste

Directions: Arrange the provolone on the crust, then the pears, and sprinkle with the remainder of ingredients. It’s easier to put the ranch on the side, rather than use it in excess like a sauce. Cook the pizza for about half the time and then add the walnuts last, because they easily burn.

This is one of those easy recipes that you can adjust. Less cheese, no ranch, add chives, use pecans, don’t use pecans. Make it however you like. Note: I used two pizza crust doughs to make one large pizza. Another trick is to stir in the garlic with the gorgonzola cheese first so that it gets evenly spread.