Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pear Gorgonzola Flatbread


Pear Gorgonzola Flatbread by Cooking on the Front Burner

Yum - your taste buds will thank you when you make this Pear Gorgonzola Flatbread.  And you might want to make it pronto!  Recently we went out to dinner with the "kids" at a local restaurant called The Yard House.  While we were deciding what tasty beverages we wanted, our SIL ordered a pear gorgonzola flatbread for us to munch on.  We all loved it and knew I could come close to making it at home.


I loved especially loved the tanginess of the cheese with the pear.  In this version, I brushed a bit of fig jam on the crust to give it an extra sweetness.  It was perfect!  I'll give you a little tip.  If you can't find a flatbread, buy a thin crust pizza and either use it as is OR cut it into a rectangle.  That's what I did since my store was out of what I really wanted.

Pear Gorgonzola Flatbread

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 10-12 minutes
Yield - 1 flatbread
Ingredients
  • 1 flatbread (about 8x15) or a round pizza crust (thin)
  • 1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 medium ripe pear cut into 1/16" slices (I used a mandolin)
  • 3 tablespoons fig jam
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place a pizza stone in over and preheat 375 (if you don't have stone, use a cookie sheet but don't preheat it)
  2. Brush flatbread with olive oil
  3. Heat the jam in microwave until it is a bit liquified then brush on flatbread, leave chunks of jam on flatbread
  4. Place pear on top then top with gorgonzola
  5. Sprinkle with green onions
  6. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Place flatbread on stone and bake for 10-12 minutes until crispy
  8. Remove and cool slightly
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As mentioned, I used my mandolin.  These are super sharp!  But I loved that I could get paper thin slices of the pear.  Just be mindful of what you are doing!

Pear Gorgonzola Flatbread

So, on your menu soon?

Pear Gorgonzola Flatbread

Looking for other flatbreads?  This one is peachy keen :)



13 comments:

  1. I love the flavors in this dish and know I will LOVE this flatbread. Great job! (Susie Gall/Simply Sated)

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  2. Fig, pear, flatbread? I am in love! I love sweet, and yet savory, recipes like these.

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  3. Yum! I love pear with cheese, it's such a great combination of flavors.

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  4. YUM! one of my very favorite flavor combinations!

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  5. I love pear and goat cheese together, so I know I'd love this flatbread. Delicious idea to add a little fig jam, too...I'm thinking I'd throw some prosciutto on, too.

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  6. I love these flavors together, Deb -- love this flatbread!

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  7. I have had pear and gorgonzola pizza, so this I know is must be just as good. And this flatbread version makes such a quick and easy appetizer. Pinning.

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  8. I love this combo, so I've got to give it a try. Pinning it!

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  9. Mmm. This is my favorite kind of appetizer! I am going to have to try this soooooon! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend Link-up, Pinned for later!

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  10. Wow! This sounds soooo good, Deb! Such a great flavor combo!

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  11. I have to make this this weekend! We're having some friends over for appetizers and drinks and this would be perfect!!

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  12. Pear and blue cheese...I love the mix of flavours! It looks heavenly!

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