Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Pizza

An autumnal pizza of pear, blue cheese and walnuts. Its thin granary crust providing a perfect, nutty contrast to the combination of slight-sweet pear and salty blue cheese. The choice of blue is entirely to taste, but do pick a creamy, crumbly variety.

Category:  Main Course  - 


For 2 Serving(s)


  • BASE
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 200 g strong granary flour (bread flour)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 pkt fast action yeast
  • 125 ml lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 heaped tablespoon crème fraiche
  • 1/2 hard pear, core removed and finely sliced
  • rocket leaves
  • 150 g bleu de Auvergne (creamy, crumbly cheese)
  • 6 fresh walnuts crumbled
  • salt & cracked black pepper

Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Pizza Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 225C
  2. Combine the flour, salt, sugar and yeast together. Heat together the milk and oil. You are aiming for blood temperature, so if you dip your finger into the liquid it should neither feel hot nor cold. Make a well in the centre of the flour and gradually pour in the milk, mixing. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Leave covered in a warm place for about an hour until the dough has doubled in size. Remove, lightly knead then thinly roll out to size.

    4.Spread the crème fraiche over the bases, topping with neatly arranged pear slices, crumbled cheese, walnuts and seasoning. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, until topping is golden and base cooked. Serve immediately with a salad accompaniment.
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