Pizza! Pizza! Let’s have a pizza party and make this fall inspired pizza recipe.

The sweet and soft pears topped with crunchy walnuts, fresh cheese, and drizzle of honey makes the tastiest savory sweet pizza. You can use my Authentic Neapolitan pizza dough recipe, or buy some already made. Either way, these toppings make the perfect pizza for the fall season. The combination is sweet and salty with the added creamy pungency of the soft cheese- truly delightful!

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Make your own authentic Neapolitan pizza dough with my recipe and guide. If you’ve never made your own pizza dough and you want to try the real deal let this guide help you!

This recipe and guide is tried and true with photos and step by step instruction to get the soft, chewy, crispy edge pizza you crave! It is worth the 24 rise to feel like you are in an Italian restaurant eating authentic pizza from Naples.

Simple and fresh ingredients you need for this pizza recipe:

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What is a good soft cheese for the pear pizza?

We use two types of cheeses for this recipe, one is the shredded mozzarella and the other is a fresh and soft cheese that stays fairly creamy even after it bakes. You are looking for a fresh cheese as the second cheese to top the pizza. Here are some options for you:

  • Gorgonzola this blue cheese is full-flavored, salty, and earthy. Depending on how long it’s aged, the texture can range from creamy and soft to semi-firm and crumbly.
  • Goat cheese different flavors and textures – from crumbly to creamy, young to mature, mild to tangy.
  • Any type of fresh farmers cheese a mild cross between ricotta and cream cheese, this fresh farmer’s cheese is everything you always wanted in a soft cheese – mild in flavor, creamy but somewhat loose consistency and thus effortlessly spreadable.
  • Fresh Ricotta a smooth cheese with a creamy mild taste and a thick texture.
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Honey Pear Walnut Pizza with ingredients

Pear Honey Walnut Cheese Pizza

  • Author: Elena Davis
  • Prep Time: 10 min (not including making the dough)
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pizza 1x
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Pizza! Pizza! Let’s have a pizza party and make this fall inspired pizza recipe. The sweet and soft pears topped with crunchy walnuts, fresh cheese, and drizzle of honey makes the tastiest savory sweet pizza. You can use my Authentic Neapolitan pizza dough recipe, or buy some already made. Either way, these toppings make the perfect pizza for the fall season. The combination is sweet and salty with the added creamy pungency of the soft cheese- truly delightful! 


Ingredients

Scale

Ingredients for 1 pizza: 

  • 1 medium pear, cored and sliced 
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh soft cheese such as: goat cheese, ricotta, gorgonzola 
  • 1/4 cup of walnuts 
  • drizzle of honey for topping
  • 3 basil leaves, torn by hand

Instructions

  1.  Preheat oven to the highest temperature setting (550+ degrees F) with a pizza stone in the middle rack. You can also use a pizza oven. 
  2. Prepare pizza dough according to directions in pizza dough recipe post. Shape an individual pizza dough as directed in post. Place the dough onto a lightly floured pizza peel. Start topping the the pizza with the mozarella cheese, layer of pears, and fresh cheese of choice. Drizzle honey evenly over the cheese and the pears.
  3.  Place the pizza in the oven onto the pizza stone. Bake about 10-15 minutes. If using a real high heat pizza oven of 900 degrees F the cooking time is 5 minutes. In the last 2 minutes of baking add the walnuts and fresh basil. Take the pizza out of the oven and let it set for a few minutes before cutting. Mangia! (eat!) 

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