Proscuitto and Pear Pizza with Rosemary Olive Oil Pizza Crust
YIELD: 1 Pizza
PREP TIME: 30 Minutes for Pizza Toppings, 1 Hour 15 Minutes for Crust
COOK TIME: 12-15 Minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
1 tsp Yeast
¾ cup Water, between 100-105 degrees
2 ½ cups Flour
½ tsp Salt
1 tsp Rosemary, dried or fresh
1 clove Garlic, minced
3 Tbsp STAR Rosemary Olive Oil
Cornmeal for rolling dough
Fresh Mozzarella, sliced thinly
1 Pear, thinly sliced
1/3 cup Gorgonzola, crumbled
¼ cup Caramelized Onion
2 ounces Prosciutto, thinly sliced and fried
2 Tbsp High Quality Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp Honey
In a small bowl add warm water and sprinkle the yeast over the top. Let the yeast bloom for 5-10 minutes until it becomes foamy. While the yeast is blooming, combine the flour, salt, rosemary and garlic in a large mixing bowl outfitted with a hook attachment. With the mixer on low, pour in the STAR Rosemary Olive Oil until combined. Next, slowly pour in the yeast/water until the dough starts to come together. Turn the mixer onto medium once the dough starts to form and knead until smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a warm, dark place to rise for 1- 1 ½ hours.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a piece of parchment, sprinkle heavily with cornmeal. Using hands, press dough out until very thin and even. In a small dish, whisk together Dijon and honey until smooth and spread evenly over dough as a sauce.
Top with remaining ingredients, mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced pear, caramelized onion, prosciutto, and gorgonzola cheese. Pull the parchment paper and pizza onto a baking sheet and bake for 11-12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly and browning. Remove from oven and let rest 2-3 minutes before slicing. Serve immediately.