Homemade Pizza with Pesto Sauce, Blue Marble Cheese and Caramelized Pears
Quick and Easy Pizza Dough:
2 teaspoon dry yeast
1 tsp. sugar
3/4 c. very warm water (120-130 degrees)
2 cups. flour
1 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Soak yeast in warm water and sugar for 5 minutes to rise. Add flour, then add salt. Continue to knead for 2-3 minutes until flour is well blended and a dough ball forms. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes. Roll dough to fit a 12-inch disposable pizza pan sprayed with cooking spray or rubbed with olive oil.
Caramelized Pears (see recipe below)
¼ cup store bought pesto
3 cups baby spinach
1 cup grated blue marble cheese by Sincerely Brigitte
4 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
3-4 red Anjou pears, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges (or 1/4-inch-thick wedges if pears are firm)
Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat until melted. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Add pears cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and just golden, 12 to 20 minutes.
Once the dough is fitted into the pan, spread pesto sauce over the dough, leaving a border around the circumference of the dough. Place the spinach around the center of the dough. Sprinkle grated Blue Cheese, scatter the pear pieces around the pie.
Bake for 15 minutes at 400 or until cheese melts.