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Goat Cheese, Pear & Onion Pizza

 Goat Cheese, Pear & Onion Pizza
Goat cheese and basil take this pizza to the next level of flavor. “My husband and I developed this recipe several years ago because we love onions. It's always a hit with guests!” Radelle Knappenberger - Oviedo, Florida
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.


  • 3 cups thinly sliced red onions
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch thin pizza crust
  • 2 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onions
  • in 2 teaspoons oil until tender. Add garlic; saute 2-3 minutes
  • longer. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan; spread with
  • onion mixture to within 1 in. of edges.
  • In the same skillet, saute pears in remaining oil until tender.
  • Arrange over onion mixture. Sprinkle with cheeses.
  • Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly
  • browned. Sprinkle with basil, oregano and pepper.
  • Yield: 12 slices.

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Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.