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Pear Gorgonzola and Walnut Mini Pizza

  • Intermediate
  • 4 to 6 servings
  • 1 hr 10 min
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Ingredients

Dough:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 (2-1/4 tsp.) package Fleischmann's® Quick Rise Yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)
1/4 cup Mazola® RightBlend® Oil
Vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons diced red onion
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Mazola® RightBlend® Oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Toppings:
1 ripe Bartlett, Bosc OR D'Anjou pear, cored, quartered and thinly sliced lengthwise
1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Combine flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.


Add very warm water (120° to 130°F) to flour mixture and mix on low speed of electric mixer for 1 minute. Add oil and mix until thoroughly combined; mix until dough forms a ball and does not stick to sides of bowl. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface and knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes.


Shape the dough into a ball, and transfer to a lightly oiled bowl; turn once to coat. Cover loosely and let rest in a warm place until doubled in size; about 45 to 60 minutes.


Combine vinaigrette ingredients and set aside.


Preheat oven to 400°F. Punch down the dough and cut into two pieces and spread onto a lightly floured work surface.


Press or roll dough into 8 x 10-inch ovals approximately 1/2-inch thick. Place side by side on a large oiled baking sheet. (Sprinkle sheet with cornmeal for added texture, if desired.)


Evenly distribute the toppings leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges. Drizzle each pizza with some of the vinaigrette.


Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until edges are browned. (Pizzas can also be baked on a pizza stone or grill.)


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