Pear and Walnut Flatbread with Gorgonzola, Arugula and Balsamic Glaze

By on August 5, 2021

Another super-easy appetizer that plays well on any alfresco summer table

 

Flatbread Ingredients

  • 12oz pizza dough or naan flatbread
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 medium pear, thinly sliced (I used bartlett)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Arugula

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar

Instructions

  • Prepare dough as needed if making homemade.
    • Preheat oven to 400ºF and line baking pan with parchment paper.
    • Pre-bake rolled out dough for 10 minutes if using homemade.
  • Start making the balsamic glaze: In a small saucepan bring vinegar and sugar to a boil; reduce to simmer and stir frequently until mixture has reduced by half.
    • Mixture is done when glaze coats back of spoon. Remove from heat and let cool before storing in jar.
  • Meanwhile, heat medium skillet over medium heat and add oil to pan once hot.
    • Add thinly sliced onions, stirring frequently until translucent and fragrant.
    • Add thinly sliced pears to the skillet to soften just slightly – about 2 minutes.
    • Place onions and pear slices on flatbread, add crumbled gorgonzola and chopped walnuts.
    • Bake pizza at 400ºF for 10 minutes.
    • Top with arugula and finish with balsamic glaze. Makes 4 servings.

Credit: www.usapeears.org; Fit Mitten Kitchen,
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