Pear and Prosciutto Pizza
prebaked pizza crust
prosciutto (thin strips)
thinly sliced medium pear
provolone cheese (shredded)
sliced sweet onion
toasted chopped walnuts
dash black pepper
1 1/2 cups
baby arugula leaves
How to Make Pear and Prosciutto Pizza
- Preheat the oven to 450°.
- In a nonstick skillet, heat oil and add onions. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook for three minutes.
- Remove the lid and cook for ten minutes more until the onions turn golden.
- Line a pan with baking sheet and place the pizza crust in it.
- Smear the onion mixture on the crust and top it with cheese.
- Put the finishing touches with pear and prosciutto.
- Slide the pan into the oven and bake for 12 minutes. (Since the crust is premade and the prosciutto doesn’t need any cooking, the pizza will bake in a few minutes.)
- Take the pizza out of the oven and let it cool down for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with nuts.
- In a bowl, place the arugula leaves and drizzle vinegar over them. Toss gently and top the pizza with them.
Cut the pizza into eight wedges and enjoy!
- While prosciutto and pear pizza might lack a few of the goodies that we usually like on our pizza, it still has the cheesy goodness and 11% fewer calories.
- Some prosciutto meats are very expensive because they come from central and northern Italy such as Parma and San Daniele.
- The refined version of Prosciutto is known as Culatello.
- Did you know there are more than 3000 varieties of pears?
- A medium sized pear has around 100 calories.
Chinese see pear as an immortality symbol. They believe that by sharing a pear, relationship between lover and friends will be destroyed.