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!
This recipe was originally published in December 2019 – I’ve since updated the photos and tweaked the recipe a bit!
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?
Why You’ll Love This Pizza:
Well, first of all, it has pears on it. I know, I know…it sounds very unique and maybe weird BUT…hear me out!
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.
This also has super crispy prosciutto on it which makes it so salty and delicious. I love vegetarian pizzas but I also LOVE that classic taste of salty and chewy meat.
There are amazingly juicy and buttery caramelized onions!!! They add such a wonderful sweet flavor and texture that compliments the pair perfectly.
Finally….a little bit of something fresh on top: basil! This is totally optional but I love how it adds an herbaceous taste to it. Plus the green makes it extra pretty.
Overall, it’s cheesy, salty, sweet, the crust is crunchy….SO good!
So..enough talking about it – lets get into how to make it!
Ingredients You Need:
- store-bought (or homemade) THIN pizza crust – I enjoy Jus-Rol premade crust!
- fresh bartlett pears – Make sure they are ripe but not overly ripe.
- prosciutto – A must for this recipe!
- mozzarella + parmesan cheese – Mozzarella is used for the base and then parmesan on top.
- yellow onion – the best onion to use for the caramelized onions!
- olive oil, salt and pepper, butter – used for the onions and pizza crust!
- Basil – for garnish!
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!
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:
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 1.5 cups of mozzarella cheese to the bottom of the crust and spread it around evenly.
Top with caramelized onions, prosciutto and pears.
Place in the oven to bake for about 15-18 minutes or until the crust and cheese is golden brown!
Best Pizza Making Tips:
Be sure to freshly shred the cheese! I feel like it melts better and is just much more fresh!
Be sure to evenly spread all of the ingredients onto the crust – it makes sure that you get every little ingredient in each bite.
You want your pears to be ripe but not mealy/mushy! They should be more firm but ripe.
Speaking of pears, be sure that you thinly slice them! This will make sure they cook well.
I like to garnish the pizza with the parmesan cheese! It adds an extra flavor of saltiness on top and plus, who doesn’t like EXTRA cheese?!
Store sliced pizza leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
To warm back up, I like to pop in the oven on a sheet pan until warmed – I usually do 400 degrees for about 5 minutes then I broil it for a couple minutes, carefully watching!
Of course, if you want to go the easy route, eat it cold or put it in the microwave! 😉
This is a great and unique appetizer option for Fall parties or just to make at home for you and your sweetie! Hope y’all enjoy! XO
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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!
- 1 homemade or store-bought THIN pizza crust - I like using the brand JusRol!
- 1 barlett pear, thinly sliced
- 1 yellow onion
- 3-4 slices of prosciutto, diced into bite size pieces
- 1.5-2 cups mozzarella cheese
- parmesan and basil for garnish
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 425. Place your pizza crust on a baking sheet and set aside.
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.. 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.
Slice the pear into thin slices. Roll the prosciutto up, slice it into circles and then unroll the rolls. Dice into bite size pieces.
Add about 1 tsp of olive oil to the pizza crust, brush it all around the crust.
Add 1.5 cups of freshly shredded mozzarella cheese to the crust evenly. Top with caramelized onion, pears, and the prosciutto.
If desired, once the toppings are on, you can add 1/2 cup more of mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the cheese is melty and the crust is golden brown.
Top with additional parmesan and fresh basil and ENJOY!
If desired, adding a balsamic glaze on top as well as arugula is DELICIOUS! Highly recommend!