3-Cheese Pear And Maple Pizza

Cheese is a delight to every tongue and with a twist of pears and maple syrup on top, this 3-cheese pear and maple pizza from shape should be able to give a burst of flavors on every bite. 

Cooking spray
1 to 2 tablespoons flour (as needed)
1 pound pizza dough (at room temperature)
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2 tablespoons grated mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons ricotta cheese
3 medium pears (preferably Bosc), cored and thinly sliced
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a rimmed 16-by-12-inch baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle flour onto a cutting board and dust both sides of pizza dough with flour. Slowly stretch dough on the back of your knuckles, rotating dough and stretching it out into a rectangular shape to fit the baking sheet. When dough is stretched to about 12 inches, place on the baking sheet and stretch further, using your fingertips.
2. In a small bowl, combine hemp seeds and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Sprinkle mixture over dough, pushing into dough. Scatter mozzarella over dough and dot with ricotta cheese. Place pears on dough in four vertical layers side by side (as close together as possible), pressing pears into dough. Drizzle with lemon juice and maple syrup. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until flatbread is golden brown and pears are cooked. Let cool slightly before serving.

Posted by Diane Araga, on June 27, 2013 at 8:00 AM