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Goat Cheese, Pear & Onion Pizza Recipe

Goat Cheese, Pear & Onion Pizza Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. In the same skillet, saute pears in remaining oil until tender. Arrange over onion mixture. Sprinkle with cheeses.
  • 3. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Sprinkle with basil, oregano and pepper. Yield: 12 slices.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.