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Most pears (about 95%) sold in the U.S. are grown on the west coast, in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. The Bartlett is the most popular variety of pear in the United States. Pears were given the nickname "butter fruit" in the 1700s because of their soft, buttery texture. Pears are an excellent source of fiber and a good source of vitamin C for only 86 calories per serving. They are sodium, fat, and cholesterol free. That’s a lot of nutrition in one sweet and juicy package!

Pear and Gorgonzola Cheese Pizza
  • Ingredients

    1 (16 ounce) package refrigerated pizza crust dough

    4 ounces sliced provolone cheese

    1 Bosc pear, thinly sliced

    2 ounces chopped walnuts

    2 1/2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

    2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 

  • Additional Information

    Original recipe makes 1 pizza

    PREP 10 mins

    COOK 15 mins

    READY IN 25 mins

Additional Information

Original recipe makes 1 pizza

PREP 10 mins

COOK 15 mins

READY IN 25 mins

Ingredients

1 (16 ounce) package refrigerated pizza crust dough

4 ounces sliced provolone cheese

1 Bosc pear, thinly sliced

2 ounces chopped walnuts

2 1/2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Place pizza crust dough on a medium baking sheet. Layer with Provolone cheese. Top cheese with Bosc pear slices. Sprinkle with walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned. Remove from heat. Top with chives and slice to serve.
Pear and Gorgonzola Cheese Pizza
  • Ingredients

    1 (16 ounce) package refrigerated pizza crust dough

    4 ounces sliced provolone cheese

    1 Bosc pear, thinly sliced

    2 ounces chopped walnuts

    2 1/2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

    2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 

  • Additional Information

    Original recipe makes 1 pizza

    PREP 10 mins

    COOK 15 mins

    READY IN 25 mins

Additional Information

Original recipe makes 1 pizza

PREP 10 mins

COOK 15 mins

READY IN 25 mins

Ingredients

1 (16 ounce) package refrigerated pizza crust dough

4 ounces sliced provolone cheese

1 Bosc pear, thinly sliced

2 ounces chopped walnuts

2 1/2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Place pizza crust dough on a medium baking sheet. Layer with Provolone cheese. Top cheese with Bosc pear slices. Sprinkle with walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned. Remove from heat. Top with chives and slice to serve.