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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!

Anjali Shah

Pear Gorgonzola Pizza

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With just five simple ingredients, this easy pear gorgonzola pizza with walnuts is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser! Gooey fontina cheese, savory gorgonzola cheese, fresh sweet pears, and crunchy walnuts all on top of a perfectly crispy whole-wheat pizza crust makes for a mind-blowing delicious meal!

This elevated 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, so I know your family will love it (mine sure does)!

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

This isn’t your everyday pizza. If you like to try new things and 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 pear slices, gooey cheese, and a wonderful crunch from the chopped walnuts. 

Everything about this gorgonzola pizza screams gourmet, and I know you’re going to be blown away that you can make something so incredible in your own kitchen. Whether you eat on a paper plate with a paper towel or fancy dishes with cloth napkins, you’re going to love this dish.

The next time you’re having a pizza night (or serve it at your next party!) be sure to include this pear gorgonzola pizza recipe in your lineup. The delicious combo of flavors might just become your new favorite!

👩🏽‍🍳 Why You’ll Love Pear Gorgonzola Pizza

  • Simple Ingredients: This homemade pizza with gorgonzola and pears is made with the simplest ingredients and each ingredient stands out with every bite!
  • Crowd Favorite: Friends, family, and guests are going to demolish this gorgonzola and pear pizza – and then ask you for the recipe!
  • Unique Flavors: Inspired by California Pizza Kitchen, this healthier and delicious pear gorgonzola is loaded with flavors like sweet pear, savory gorgonzola cheese, and nutty walnuts!
  • So Easy: This easy vegetarian pizza recipe doesn’t take much time or effort at all for a fancy gourmet pizza made at home! Impress your guests by creating this dish and only you will know how easy it is!

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🥘 Ingredients

Grab all of these delicious and simple ingredients from the grocery store and get ready to make the most delicious gorgonzola pear pizza! See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for nutritional information. You will need the following ingredients:

ingredients for pear gorgonzola pizza
  • Whole Wheat Dough (Or Flatbread): Better than white flour pizza dough since it has whole grains and fiber! To save time, I use a pre-made pizza dough.
  • Olive Oil: Use good olive oil.
  • Pears: Usually a pear and gorgonzola pizza has only like 6 thin slices of pear on them. I used one and a half fresh pears and sliced them super thin so they became gooey and melted into the cheese— yum! There are many varieties of pear and any will work. I used Bartlett pears for this pear pizza, but red pears would be extra pretty!
  • Fontina And Gorgonzola Cheese: A combination of fontina and gorgonzola give you that melted decadence with tons of flavor.
  • Walnuts: I used a half cup of walnuts for healthy fats, fiber, and protein.

🍲 Ingredient Substitutions

  • Whole Wheat Dough: Feel free to use homemade pizza dough if you prefer (sometimes I just don’t have time for the stand mixer or rolling pin!). For homemade dough options, try this Poolish pizza dough or low calorie pizza crust. You can also use this vegan flatbread as a base! Other store bought options include Flatout Flatbreads for a thinner crust, Banza Pizza Crusts, or whatever pre-made crust you can find at your grocery store. I also love Trader Joe’s pizza dough!
  • Pears: You can use thinly sliced apples or even peaches if you can’t find any ripe pears! Pick sweet apples or peaches, wash them, and slice them thinly. If serving to young kids, you may want to peel the apples.
  • Fontina Cheese: Mozzarella cheese or gouda would be a good substitute for the fontina cheese.
  • Gorgonzola Cheese: Gorgonzola is a type of blue cheese from Italy that has a sharp, tangy, and savory flavor. You could substitute it with any type of blue cheese that you like or even parmesan cheese, feta cheese or goat cheese instead!
  • Walnuts: My personal preference for this recipe is walnuts, but if someone has a walnut allergy, try chopped pecans or cashews instead. If it’s a general nut allergy, you can substitute raw pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or just leave them off!

🔪 How To Make Pear Gorgonzola Pizza

This gorgonzola and pear pizza recipe comes together with simple steps and minimal effort! Here is how to make it:

Prepare The Oven And Ingredients

Preheat The Oven And Prepare The Dough: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F / 230 C. Spread out your dough (or pizza base) on a baking sheet or pizza stone. Lightly brush 1 teaspoon of good olive oil on the dough.

dough brushed with olive oil

Prepare The Fontina Cheese: If your fontina cheese did not come grated or shredded, go ahead and grate it on the coarse side of a cheese grater and set aside in a small bowl.

Cut The Pear: Choose a nice ripe pear or two and wash them. Slice off the stem at the top of the pear. Thinly slice the pear, avoiding the seeds at the center.

Chop The Walnuts: If your walnuts are not already chopped, just give them a rough chop so they’re in pieces about the size of a sweet pea.

Build The Pizza

Add The Fontina Cheese And Pear: Sprinkle on the fontina cheese and pear slices. You can arrange the pear slices in a spiral design or just throw them on, but make sure there’s a little room between each one so the cheese can bubble up around them.

pizza dough topped with pears and cheese

Add The Gorgonzola Cheese And Walnuts: Sprinkle on the gorgonzola cheese crumbles and then add the walnuts.

pears walnuts and cheese on pizza dough

Bake The Pizza

Bake: Place the pizza in a 450 degree F / 230 C preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is slightly golden brown.

pear gorgonzola pizza served on a wooden cutting board

Serve: Serve your pear gorgonzola pizza warm (you may want to let it cool for 5-7 minutes but otherwise serve immediately)!

pear gorgonzola pizza served on a wooden cutting board

💭 Expert Tips

  • Don’t Skip The Olive Oil: Brushing the pizza dough with olive oil before adding the toppings and baking is critical to getting that golden brown crust!
  • Make Sure Pears Are Ripe: A firm or non-sweet pear wouldn’t taste great on this gorgonzola pear and walnut pizza! Try a slice and make sure they’re sweet.
  • Slice The Pears Thinly And Consistently: Slice the pears as thin as you can. That way, the flavor of the pears melts into the cheese and adds a creaminess to this pear and gorgonzola pizza recipe. Make sure the slices are evenly sized so they cook at the same rate.
  • A Sprinkle Of Cornmeal or Semolina Adds Texture: Add a texture to the bottom of your dough by sprinkling a little cornmeal or semolina on the bottom of your crust or (if using) on a pizza stone. Technically, if using a pizza stone, it should be preheated in your home oven, and then you should use a pizza peel to transfer the pizza to the preheated stone. If you’re using a pre-made crust, skip this step.
  • Don’t Overcook: 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 dough, it can overcook quickly and then the dough becomes too crispy and tough.
  • Add A Bit Of Extra Sweetness: Use a drizzle of honey or a pinch of brown sugar on top of the pizza before baking for an extra bit of sweetness to contrast that tangy gorgonzola. Or add balsamic glaze just before serving!

📖 Variations 

I was inspired by the popular pizza at California Pizza Kitchen and wanted to keep this delicious pizza with pear and gorgonzola cheese simple, but packed with flavor. However, I have a lot of ideas on how you could customize it! Here are some great options:

  • Homemade Pizza Dough: Grab a mixing bowl or any large bowl, mix up the flour and yeast mixture into a large ball of pizza dough and let it rise in a warm place. Scrape the sides of the bowl and roll out your dough with your preferred method (rolling pin or hand stretched).
  • Pesto Pizza: Pesto would be great on this pizza in place of the olive oil base!
  • Other Flavors: Use tomato sauce (add a little garlic powder for a twist!) or BBQ sauce for a totally different flavor (but I still think it would be delicious). You could also try a white pizza sauce.
  • More Pizza Toppings: Add extra goodies on top of the pizza like peppery arugula, red onions or even caramelized onions, balsamic reduction, salty prosciutto, fresh herbs (like fresh thyme or rosemary), or some cracked black pepper!
  • Pear Blue Cheese Pizza: Replace the gorgonzola cheese with blue cheese instead!

🍽 Serving Suggestions

Serve this creamy gorgonzola and pear pizza as an appetizer, side, or main dish! Here are a few of my favorite pairings:

  • With Salad: A side salad provides the perfect balance of comfort and freshness, especially with this savory and sweet pizza! Try pear gorgonzola pizza with this spinach and arugula salad, tomato avocado cucumber salad, or any simple green salad. Yum!
  • With Pasta: For the ultimate Italian meal, serve this pear and bleu cheese pizza with a delicious creamy pasta. My favorites are vegan pasta primavera, garlic pasta with veggies, or pasta with a homemade alfredo sauce.
  • For Kids: Kids will likely 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 gorgonzola cheese (or omit it on their half of the pizza) and add a bit more fontina cheese instead. 

🙌 Dietary Adaptations

  • Gluten-Free Option: Try using a pre-made cauliflower crust for this recipe for a good gluten-free option, or Banza also makes a legume-based gluten-free crust that would work well here. If making your own pizza dough, use a certified gluten-free all purpose flour in place of the regular flour. The texture may be slightly different, but it will still be tasty!
  • Vegan-Option: Swap the gorgonzola cheese for vegan blue cheese or vegan parmesan cheese, and the fontina for vegan mozzarella cheese! Make sure the crust you buy is vegan too.

🫙 Storage Directions

  • Refrigerating: Allow the pear walnut gorgonzola pizza to cool to room temperature, then place in an airtight container or wrap securely in plastic wrap. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Reheating: To reheat, place the pizza slices on a baking sheet and heat up in the oven, toaster oven, or air fryer. This pizza is still delicious the next day, though I do think (like most thin crust pizzas) it’s best on the first night!
  • Make Ahead: If making your own crust, pizza dough can be made ahead of time and frozen to be used at a later date. I’d prepare this gorgonzola pear pizza recipe on the same day you’re serving it though for best results.

❓Recipe FAQs


Gorgonzola is a creamy and tangy blue cheese that melts well and tastes great on a pizza like this one. This pizza is actually my favorite way to enjoy gorgonzola! The unique flavors of my pear gorgonzola pizza complement each other well! The sweet pear goes perfectly with the sharp flavor of the gorgonzola and the creamy mild fontina. The nuttiness from the walnuts is the perfect final touch to this gourmet pizza.


The gorgonzola flavor is present but it isn’t a dominating presence at all. Gorgonzola is a much more mild blue cheese than a strong one like French roquefort. There is more fontina cheese than gorgonzola cheese on this pizza, plus you have the sweet pear to contrast with the tangy flavor of the gorgonzola. You can always use less or substitute a different cheese (like parmesan) if you prefer!


Gorgonzola is a type of blue cheese. There are four main types of blue cheese: gorgonzola (Italian), roquefort (French), stilton (English), and cabrales (Spanish). You may find other varieties, but those four are the most well-known blue cheeses. A great way to find your favorite is to just start trying them. Gorgonzola goes perfectly with the flavors on this pizza but feel free to experiment!

pear gorgonzola pizza served on a wooden cutting board

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Pear Gorgonzola Pizza

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


  • 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



  • 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.


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!
Expert Tips
  • 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!


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

46 responses to “Pear Gorgonzola Pizza”

  1. Love love loved it! We went all out and made our own pizza dough too, and the toppings were so sophisticated and delicious that they impressed even our foodie friends. Will definitely make it again over Christmas!5 stars

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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 delicious5 stars

  8. 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?5 stars

    • 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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