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Pear, Pesto & Pancetta Pizza

Fruit on pizza?! It’s for real. Zelda and I decided to go the road less traveled and mix things up with our pesto pizza toppings. I wasn’t sure if she would go for this, but she made it her own and ate the pancetta, pears and cheese first, finishing the crust last. To each their own! I reheated this in the oven the next day (it never quite tastes the same if you reheat it in the microwave), and it was still delicious.

I wouldn’t keep this over 24 hours, the pears won’t hold up forever! We also saved ourselves a little time and bought the pre-cubed pancetta. It’s a little easier to cook and crisps up nicely. What are your all-time favorite pizza toppings? Tell me in the comments below!

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Pear, Pesto & Pancetta Pizza
Serves 4
Fruit on pizza?! It’s for real.
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Cups Fresh Basil Leaves, Chopped
  2. 1/2 Cup + 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  3. 1/2 Cup + 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
  4. 1/2 Cup Pine Nuts
  5. 4 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
  6. Salt & Pepper
  7. Pizza Dough
  8. 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
  9. 1 Pear, Diced
  10. 3 oz. Pancetta, Diced
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Instructions
  1. Combine the basil leaves, pine nuts, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and garlic in a food processor and pulse. Add 1/2 cup olive oil a few pours at a time and pulse to combine. Add salt and pepper; scrape down the sides and pulse again.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough onto a floured surface. Brush with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and bake for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and pour on the pesto, evenly distributing it with a spatula.
  4. Sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining Parmesan cheese. Top with pears and pancetta.
  5. Allow to bake for 10-12 more minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown.
  6. Serve to littles!
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