Pear & Gorgonzola Focaccia
12
servings
25 min
PREP TIME
45 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

1 (1-pound) loaf frozen white bread dough, thawed

3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter melted

2 medium (1 1/2 cups) ripe pears,  cored, sliced

1 tablespoon sugar

1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper

1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

4 ounces Gorgonzola or blue cheese, crumbled

 

 *Substitute 2 medium (1 1/2 cups) apple, cored, sliced.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Grease 12-inch pizza pan.

  2. STEP 2

    Press bread dough into prepared pan, forming ridge around edge of pan. Brush with 1 tablespoon butter. Let rise in warm place 20 minutes or until double in size.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt remaining butter in heavy 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add pear slices. Cook over medium heat 3 minutes, gently turning occasionally. Sprinkle with sugar. Continue cooking 4-6 minutes or until pears are tender.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  5. STEP 5

    Place pears over dough; sprinkle with red pepper and rosemary. Bake 15-20 minutes or until crust is deep golden brown. Sprinkle with Gorgonzola; continue baking 2-3 minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Serve hot or warm.

Tip #1

Gorgonzola is Italy's version of blue cheese, made with cow's milk. The cheese is inoculated with Penicillium mold to create the blue-green veins in a creamy, golden cheese. When it is young, Gorgonzola is creamy and smooth, but becomes sharper in flavor and drier in texture as it ages.

Nutrition

180Calories
7Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
330Sodium (mg)
24Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
6Protein (g)

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