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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Pear Gorgonzola Pizza with Walnuts

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With just five easy ingredients, this Pear Gorgonzola Pizza with Walnuts is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser! Gooey fontina cheese, fresh pears, savory gorgonzola cheese, and crunchy walnuts all on top of whole-wheat pizza dough makes for a mind-blowing delicious meal! 

pear gorgonzola pizza served on a wooden cutting board

This pear and gorgonzola pizza is so gooey and tasty you wouldn’t know it’s a healthy take on a decadent restaurant pizza. It’s easy to make and filling too, your family will love it!

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I can confidently say that pizza is pretty much everybody’s favorite dish, right? Okay, at least at our house, it’s one of our favorite dishes. How can you resist a cheesy, flavorful piece of pizza?

If you love unique flavors, I know that you’re going to enjoy everything about this pear gorgonzola pizza with walnuts. It has everything you could want—natural sweetness from the pears, gooey cheese and a wonderful crunch from the chopped walnuts. 

Everything about this pizza screams gourmet, and I know you’re going to be blown away that you can make something so incredible in your own kitchen. The next time you’re having a pizza night be sure to include this recipe in your lineup!

Tools and Equipment You’ll Need

How to Make Pear Gorgonzola Pizza

Recipe Ingredients & Notes

ingredients for pear gorgonzola pizza
  • Whole wheat dough (or flatbread): Better than white flour pizza dough since it has whole grains and fiber!
  • Pears: Usually the pear & gorgonzola pizzas have like 6 thin slices of pear on them. I used 1.5 pears and sliced them super thin so they became gooey and melted into the cheese, but this increased the fiber of the pizza and more fruit is always good.
  • Cheese: A combination of fontina and gorgonzola give you that melted decadence with tons of flavor
  • Walnuts: I used 1/2 cup for healthy fats, fiber and protein.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Spread out your dough on a baking sheet. Lightly brush 1 tsp olive oil on the dough.

dough brushed with olive oil

Step 2: Top with Fontina cheese and pear slices.

pizza dough topped with pears and cheese

Step 3: Then add the Gorgonzola and Walnuts in that order.

pears walnuts and cheese on pizza dough

Step 4: Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is slightly golden. Serve warm!

pear gorgonzola pizza served on a wooden cutting board

What Makes This Pear Gorgonzola Pizza Healthy?

  • Healthy Fats: Walnuts are rich in healthy fats and are a great source of omega-6 fatty acids.
  • Protein and Fiber: A slice of pizza is going to give you 11 grams of protein and 3-4 grams of fiber! Working together, protein and fiber will keep you full. 

Will Kids Enjoy This Pizza?

Yes, kids are going to gobble up every bite of this sweet and savory pear gorgonzola pizza. The only aversion could be the gorgonzola cheese. Some kids don’t like the flavor of Gorgonzola cheese, and that is more than fine. If your kids are that way, maybe put a little bit less cheese gorgonzola cheese (or omit it on their half of the pizza) and add a bit more fontina cheese instead. 

pear gorgonzola pizza served on a wooden cutting board

How to Store and Keep

Typically, we don’t end up with leftover when we make this pizza because it is so good! But if you are looking to save some slices for the next day, let the pizza cool and then store in an airtight food storage container. Make sure the pieces are flat and evenly placed / separated with foil in the container. The pizza will keep in the refrigerator for three to four days. 

Reheat the pizza slices in the microwave for one minute (place on a microwave safe plate with a paper towel on top). Or if you want a more crispy crust, you can heat it in the oven at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until it is hot. 

Gorgonzola Pizza Variations

  • Caramelized Onions: Add some caramelized onions to the top of the pizza – they go wonderfully with the flavors of the gorgonzola cheese.
  • Add Some Greens! To get even more nutrients, add some washed and trimmed arugula on top of the pizza. It will provide a burst of flavor and color. 
  • Try Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle some fresh rosemary or thyme on top of the finished pizza. It’s a beautiful way to enhance the flavors even more. 
  • Use Different Cheese: If you aren’t a fan of gorgonzola cheese, try feta cheese or goat cheese instead! Alternatively, you could try gouda or mozzarella, or omit the gorgonzola and use fontina cheese instead.
  • Try a Different Fruit: Apples slices, or even peaches would work well with this pizza!

Top Tips For Making Pear Gorgonzola Pizza

  • Slice the pears as thin as you can. That way, the flavor of the pears melts into the cheese and adds a creaminess to the pizza.
  • Watch your pizza to make sure it doesn’t overcook. Typically 10 to 12 minutes is all you need for it to cook perfectly. With pre-made pizza dough, it can overcook quickly and then the dough becomes too crispy and tough.
  • Brushing the pizza dough with olive oil before adding the toppings and baking is critical to getting that golden brown crust!
pear gorgonzola pizza served on a wooden cutting board

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5 from 5 votes

Pear Gorgonzola Pizza

With just five easy ingredients, this Pear Gorgonzola Pizza with Walnuts is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser! Gooey fontina cheese, fresh pears, savory gorgonzola cheese, and crunchy walnuts all on top of whole-wheat pizza dough makes for a mind-blowing delicious meal! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings / slices
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 package of fresh whole wheat pizza dough or a whole wheat flatbread (I used the kind from Trader Joe's)
  • Bosc pears thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grated Fontina cheese
  • 2-3 oz Gorgonzola cheese
  • ⅓-½ cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Spread out your dough on a baking sheet. Lightly brush 1 tsp olive oil on the dough. Top with Fontina cheese, Pear slices, Gorgonzola and Walnuts in that order.
  • Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is slightly golden.

Video

https://youtu.be/ulGbB6MMw6M

Notes

Gorgonzola Pizza Variations
  • Caramelized Onions: Add some caramelized onions to the top of the pizza – they go wonderfully with the flavors of the gorgonzola cheese.
  • Add Some Greens! To get even more nutrients, add some washed and trimmed arugula on top of the pizza. It will provide a burst of flavor and color. 
  • Try Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle some fresh rosemary or thyme on top of the finished pizza. It’s a beautiful way to enhance the flavors even more. 
  • Use Different Cheese: If you aren’t a fan of gorgonzola cheese, try feta cheese or goat cheese instead! Alternatively, you could try gouda or mozzarella, or omit the gorgonzola and use fontina cheese instead.
  • Try a Different Fruit: Apples slices, or even peaches would work well with this pizza!
Top Tips For Making Pear Gorgonzola Pizza
  • Slice the pears as thin as you can. That way, the flavor of the pears melts into the cheese and adds a creaminess to the pizza.
  • Watch your pizza to make sure it doesn’t overcook. Typically 10 to 12 minutes is all you need for it to cook perfectly. With pre-made pizza dough, it can overcook quickly and then the dough becomes too crispy and tough.
  • Brushing the pizza dough with olive oil before adding the toppings and baking is critical to getting that golden brown crust!

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g

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36 responses to “Pear Gorgonzola Pizza with Walnuts”

  1. Yum! This looks so delicious and full of flavor! I can’t wait to give this a try! So excited! My hubby and I are going to love this!5 stars

  2. I am going to try this today with apples that all I have but I think I can make it work I have the cheese and all ingredients cant wait!5 stars

  3. This is one pizza that I haven’t tried yet, that’s for sure. But I love how you’ve combined the ingredients for it, and the result is amazing!5 stars

  4. This was just perfect! I love the flavors of pear and gorgonzola together, and it was genius to put it on a pizza!5 stars

  5. I’m a big fan of pears but have never tried any pizza topped with pear. This looks really good and it’s such an interesting combination. Definitely going to try this 🙂5 stars

  6. What a unique pizza recipe. This looks really healthy compared to other pizza I tried. Walnut is one of my favorite nuts, so I am sure this pizza taste delicious

  7. Anjali, my husband says he doesn’t like gorgonzola. I wonder if it’s because he really doesn’t, or if it’s the idea of blue cheese that throws him off. When you say your husband didn’t know the difference, do you mean he didn’t realzie there was gorgonzola? Or that he didn’t realize it was mostly fontina?

    • Hi Jen! I think my husband didn’t get the pungent flavor of gorgonzola when he tried this pizza (because as you said – there is definitely more fontina than gorgonzola). Also – I think he is similar to your husband in that he doesn’t like the idea of gorgonzola (because when mixed with other things, he tends to enjoy it!) Let me know if your husband ended up liking this pizza as much as mine did!

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