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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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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. I’ve lived in Italy for almost 4 years now. The Italian food back home in the Bay Area is 100 times better than the food here. The Italians do not like a lot of flavor. Everything is super bland 🙁 We’re stationed up north but have traveled all over Italy and have not found anything that is as amazing as your pizza is!

    • Oh wow – I’m sorry to hear that your food experiences in Italy haven’t been great! Thank you so much for your kind words – I’m so glad you liked this recipe!

  2. pear and gorgonzola is one of my favorite pizza combinations, but i’ve never added walnut! this actually reminds me a lot of some chicken, apple, walnut ravioli i made last week! check it out at http://www.hazelnutblog.com. ps: love your site!
    -Julia
    of hazelnutblog.com

  3. I would never have thought to make a dessert pizza. You healthy changes are right up my alley. My blog focuses on light and healthy cooking. I can’t wait to try this. I wonder if it would be good with apples instead of pears? I have those on hand right now.

  4. This looks amazing. I’ve never had pears on pizza before, but I am all about adding new and healthy ingredients to pretty much everything, like putting kale in chocolate shakes (seriously). Love your blog! Keep up the good work!

    -Elesha

  5. Congrats for the successful pizza made at home and thanks for the recipe. Really walnut pizza is very delicious but making it it in home is something very difficult but you had done a great job the pizza looks awesome.

  6. I love homemade pizza. There is nothing better! This is a recipe I am going to try. If it turns out as half as good as those pics look, my family will love it. Thanks for sharing. Glad I found your site!

  7. I LOVE PIZZA!!! I love making my own pizza too, because I can control everything that goes in there – to make it as healthy as it can be! Thanks for sharing your recipe. 🙂

  8. I LOVE making my own “Healthy” version of pizza’s.. I make a salad with walnuts, pear and gorgonzola.. but it sounds eve more amazing on pizza! awesome idea!

  9. I love making my own pizza’s I will be making this one tonight! Thanks for the suggestion, looks delicious.

  10. Oh this looks amazing- look at all that cheesey goodness in that picture. This is one of my favorites to order too! I love it when they drizzle with truffle oil too. (I’m excessive like that)

  11. I have eaten this pizza at restaurants and have loved it! I’m totally trying your recipe over the weekend. Thanks Anjali for sharing 🙂

  12. What an amazing combination of flavors! That’s the great thing about pizzas…you can do whatever you want!

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