Blue Cheese & Pear Pizza with Caramelized Onions

This unusual pizza has the most incredible pairing of flavors, with buttery pear and blue cheese. Try it for your next at-home pizza night!
  • Serves: 1 Pizza
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-15 minutes


  • 1 package Oliver’s Own Pizza Dough, at room temperature
  • 1 c. Valley Ford Grazin’ Girl Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 c. Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1 large Yellow Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Thyme, chopped
  • 1 c. Water
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Bartlet Pear, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • Cornmeal (for dusting)


  1. First, make the caramelized onions. Heat large saute pan on medium heat until hot, then melt butter, swirling to coat pan. Add onions and thyme, tossing to coat in butter, then season lightly with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until onions are soft (about 5 minutes), then add 1/4 cup of water. Allow water to reduce completely, stirring onions occasionally. Allow onions to continue caramelizing for another 5 minutes, then add second 1/4 cup of water. Repeat process until water is used up, then continue to caramelize onions until golden. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and allow to cool completely.

  2. Preheat oven and pizza stone (if using) to 475 degrees for 30 minutes. Stretch pizza dough into 12 inch diameter circle on either a pan or a pizza paddle dusted with cornmeal. Spoon onions over pizza dough and spread evenly, leaving a 1 inch strip of dough at the edge. Top with mozzarella and blue cheese, then season lightly with salt and pepper. Decoratively arrange pear slices over top, then drizzle entire pizza with olive oil. Bake pizza on pizza stone or pizza pan for 10 to 15 minutes or until pizza crust is crisp underneath and cheese has melted completely.

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