Thursday, August 7, 2014

Balsamic Pear Pizza


Looking for a great summer recipe to try out? Here is an exciting pizza with fresh flavors to liven up your dinner table! 


Ingredients:

1 pear
1 onion
1 8oz container of crumbled feta cheese
2 handfuls of arugula
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (reduced into a glaze)
sprinkles of dried basil

Pizza Dough:

1 tablespoon yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons oil
3 1/4 cups flour

Mix water, yeast and sugar. Let sit for a few minutes before stirring in the salt, oil and 1 1/4 cups of flour. Add the rest of the flour and knead until elastic. Place in covered bowl and let rise until double in size (about 45 minutes).
 

Balsamic Glaze:
Pour 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar into small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it's lowly boiling and has thickened a little bit. Turn off heat. It will get thicker as it cools.


Directions: 
 
Dice onion and cook on the stove over low heat with a little bit of butter and sugar in the saucepan to help caramelize them. Cut the pear into thin slices. Roughly chop the arugula. Separate the pizza dough into two balls and spread each onto a greased pan. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 4 minutes. Take out of the oven and cover each pizza with feta cheese, onions, pear slices, and a sprinkle of dried basil. Bake for another 15 minutes or until the crust is golden around the edges. Right out of the oven top with arugula and drizzle with balsamic glaze. 
Slice and eat!

 

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