Blue Cheese Pizza with Pears and Arugula

A combination of blue cheese and pears in an aromatic dish, known as America's favorite - pizza. This is one of the recipes that may be found out of this world but Chatlaine's recipe keeps it balanced and delicious. 

3 tbsp whipping cream (35%)
4 tsp grainy Dijon mustard
2 tsp regular Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp honey
2 firm but ripe Bosc pears
 extra virgin olive oil
1 recipe pizza dough
1 pinch cayenne pepper
3 cups argula, plus more for garnish
114 g blue cheese, crumbled
This gourmet pizza is sure to impress guests. Best served with mustard sauce.

  1. Preheat oven to 500F. Place a large baking sheet in the oven and heat for 45 min.
  2. Whisk cream with mustards, lemon juice and honey in a medium bowl. Reserve. Cut pears into 1/4-in. slices and toss with 1 tsp olive oil to coat.
  3. Cut dough into 2 portions. Roll 1 out into an oval and place on a sheet of parchment paper. Trim parchment so it’s just wider than dough. Brush dough with olive oil. Sprinkle with cayenne. Top with half of arugula and drizzle with more olive oil. Top with half of pear slices and half of blue cheese.
  4. Remove hot baking sheet from oven and quickly transfer pizza and parchment paper onto it. Bake until edges are golden and crisp, 12 to 15 min. Transfer to a platter and garnish with additional arugula if you wish. Repeat withremaining pizza. Serve with mustard sauce.
Posted by Diane Araga, on June 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM