Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

Pear and Prosciutto Pizza with balsamic glaze with a slice cut

This Pear and Prosciutto Pizza is an amazingly easy and unique homemade pizza! Loaded with juicy pears and crispy prosciutto – you won’t be able to get enough of this! 

I think I’ve mentioned once (or maybe thirty) times that pizza is my favorite food. It makes me sound so super basic and lame, but I can’t help it! 

In fact, I look forward to every Friday of the week – the day that Ben and I have deemed pizza night! We split a pizza, bottle of wine and watch some TV in our comfiest clothes. Marriage is the best, isn’t it? 

extreme close up of toppings

We alternate between delivery and homemade pizza. However, lately, we have been getting tired of our tried and true combination (pepperoni, banana pepper and feta cheese) – it’s amazing, you should try it. 

So, as a food blogger, I decided to think of a super yummy and seasonal pizza that we would both enjoy. Thus, this Pear, Prosciutto Pizza was born! 

What Makes this Pizza Different? 

Well, first of all, it has pears on it. That’s definitely different. I made a Peach BBQ Chicken Pizza over the Summer that was AH-mazing – so I feel like I have a thing for putting fruit on pizza. It just gives it this extra zing of juiciness and sweetness that I feel like an extra savory ‘za needs. 

ingredients for Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

This also has super crispy prosciutto on it which makes is so salty and delicious. I love vegetarian pizzas but I also LOVE that classic taste of salty and chewy meat. 

What else…hmm, oh yeah! There are amazingly juicy and buttery caramelized onions!!! They add such a wonderful flavor that compliments the pair perfectly. 

Then, there is a balsamic glaze to go on top. I love it because the balsamic vinegar gives it a bit of a tanginess and kick – but the honey that I made the glaze with goes wonderfully with the sweetness of the pear. 

Finally….a little bit of something extra crunchy on top: arugula! This is totally optional but I love how it adds a spicy taste to it. Plus the crunch is super delicious! 

So..enough talking about it – lets get into how to make it! 

Ingredients You Need for Pear Prosciutto Pizza:

  • store-bought (or homemade) THIN pizza crust
  • fresh bartlett pears 
  • prosciutto 
  • shredded mozzarella + gouda cheese (or you can just use mozzarella) 
  • yellow onion 
  • olive oil, salt and pepper, butter
  • arugula 
  • balsamic glaze (store-bought or homemade) 

How to Make Pear Prosciutto Pizza:

Preheat the oven to 425 (or follow the directions on your pizza crust packet). I highly recommend getting a thin crust pizza for this recipe. Since there is no sauce, a more bready dough might taste slightly weird and extra dry. I like the thin crust because it tasted almost like a flatbread. SO good! 

hand grabbing slice of pizza

Slice the yellow onion in long thin slices. In a skillet, add about 2 tablespoons of salted butter. Let it melt on medium heat and add in the onions. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Saute for 3-5 minutes on medium heat and then turn the heat down to medium low for another 5 or so minutes. By now, the onions should look like this: 

caramelized onions in pan

Set these aside for now. Next, slice your pears thinly. Roll up 3-4 slices of prosciutto, slice into small rolls. Unroll the rolls and then dice into bite size pieces. 

Add about 1 tsp of olive oil to the pizza crust, brush it all around the crust. Add a pinch of salt and pepper as well to coat the crust. 

Next, add about 1 cup of mozzarella cheese to the bottom of the crust and spread it around evenly. 

Top with caramelized onions, prosciutto and pears. Top with ½ cup of gouda cheese or you could do another ½ cup of mozzarella! 

pizza toppings on crust before the bake

Place in the oven to bake for about 15 minutes. 

freshly baked Pear and Prosciutto Pizza without garnishes

While it’s baking, if you want to make a balsamic glaze to go on top, now is the time! I used THIS recipe, added honey and it turned out DELICIOUS. I know that Trader Joe’s also has an amazing store-bought version. 

side view of pizza with bite taken out of slice

And voila! It’s so crispy and crunchy and sweet and juicy and oh my gosh ALL THE THINGS. 

Drizzle some of that balsamic glaze on top of it and you are all set to go! Top with arugula and some parmesan if you’re feeling fancy and enjoy!  bite taken out of pizza

This is a great and unique appetizer option for holiday parties or just to make at home for you and your sweetie! Hope y’all enjoy! XO

Did you like this recipe? Here are a few more you might like: 

Mini Buffalo Chicken Pizzas 

Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Homemade Ranch

Cheesy Naan Breakfast Pizza 

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Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

This Pear and Prosciutto Pizza is an amazingly easy and unique homemade pizza! Loaded with juicy pears and crispy prosciutto - you won’t be able to get enough of this! 

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pear and prosciutto pizza, pear pizza, prosciutto pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 1 homemade or store-bought THIN pizza crust
  • 1 barlett pear, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3-4 slices of prosciutto, diced into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup gouda cheese
  • arugula + parmesan for garnish (optional)
  • balsamic glaze (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425. Place your pizza crust on a baking sheet and set aside.

  2. Slice the yellow onion in long thin slices. In a skillet, add about 2 tablespoons of salted butter. Let it melt on medium heat and add in the onions. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Sautee for 3-5 minutes on medium heat and then turn the heat down to medium low for another 5 or so minutes.

  3. Slice the pear thinly. Roll the prosciutto up, cut it and then unroll the rolls. Dice into bite size pieces.

  4. Add about 1 tsp of olive oil to the pizza crust, brush it all around the crust. Add a pinch of salt and pepper as well to coat the crust. 

  5. Add 1 cup of mozzarella cheese to the crust evenly. Top with caramelized onion, pears, and the prosciutto.

  6. Add the 1/2 cup of gouda cheese on top (or add more mozzarella)

  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the cheese is melty and the crust is golden brown.

  8. Top with arugula, balsamic glaze and parmesan if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Find the recipe I used for homemade balsamic glaze in the blog post above. 

I used a THIN Bistro Wewalka pizza crust (not sponsored, just love this brand!) 

Feel free to use all mozzarella cheese instead of also adding gouda.

3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    Your Friday night sounds like ours! Can never go wrong with homemade pizza, especially one that looks this good…I’d definitely pick this over delivery. Love the whole sweet and salty combo (my fave) so I would eat my fair share of this one, my friend 😉

  2. 5 stars
    Friday night is usually pizza night for us too! I order a similar pear and prosciutto pizza at a local restaurant. I’ll need to give yours a try. Looks delicious Haylie!

  3. 5 stars
    Haylie, Friday pizza night on the sofa with comfie clothes sounds pretty wonderful. But I’m not sharing this pizza! It looks so delicious and I’m loving the flavors. It’s so much fun to try new pizza flavors and this one is awesome! Love how thin the pizza crust is, too!

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