Pear & Gorgonzola Focaccia

Pear & Gorgonzola Focaccia
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A winning flavor combination --sweet pears and rich Gorgonzola -- make this a favorite!
25 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
12 servings

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.

Directions

  1. Grease 12-inch pizza pan.
  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. 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. Heat oven to 400°F.
  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.

Recipe Tips

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 Facts (1 serving)

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

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