I used to have this thing about fruit being on pizza. Like pineapples? Not a fan! Brian and I were completely, totally, 100% against fruit on a pizza. (Unless you count tomatoes as a fruit - that's okay I guess ;)
Enter Pizzeria Limone.
We were introduced to this local pizza place - and more specifically the Pera pizza - by a friend and all of the sudden, fruit on a pizza became totally acceptable.
I mean, if you can put pineapple on a pizza, why not pears? :)
But seriously, PEARS!
Now before you start making faces, hear me out. I'm usually a plain pizza girl (cheese, please!) but the flavors in this pizza are to die for good! Without fail, we order the Pera EVERY time! There's not your traditional red sauce on this pizza - it's simply olive oil! We've watched them make this pizza so many times, that we came up with a pretty good knock off for when the craving strikes. Recipe below!
Pizzeria Limone Pera Pizza on the Grill
-Pizza Dough (we LOVE this homemade dough!)
-Pears (we usually use 1-2 pears)
-Cheese (we use Mozzarella but you can add any + all cheeses that you want!)
-Prosciutto (just a few slices will do!)
1. Preheat the grill (Yes, the grill! This gives your pizza a nice char.) We like to cook ours right around medium, medium-low.
2. Mince garlic, slice pears, basil and onions, grate cheese, and crush pistachios. Have them ready to go on a tray with a tiny bowl of sugar and olive oil. You'll also want a basting brush.
3. Roll out dough. You can do this like a pro, or the easy way and use a rolling pin. ;) You'll want it thin, but not too thin (if you start getting holes, it's too thin!) You'll also want your pizzas fairly small, so they can be easily handled on the grill.
4. Take out all ingredients to the grill - it's go time!
5. Lightly brush olive oil on one side of your pizza dough, and place oil side down on the grill. It should cook fairly quickly on that side.
6. Add olive oil to the top of the pizza dough (the uncooked side) and when the bottom is golden brown, flip!
7. Now the fun begins! Lightly brush olive oil on the top. Add some minced garlic (you'll want to make sure that there are no clumps, it should be evenly spread out.) Then add cheese (not a ton!), onions and prosciutto. Dip both sides of the pear in sugar and add to pizza. Let toppings warm and cheese melt.
8. As soon as the bottom is golden brown and dough is fully cooked, top with basil and crushed pistachios. Remove from grill and serve hot!
Try it out and let us know what you think! xo