Pear & Walnut Gorgonzola Pizza

Pear & Walnut Gorgonzola Pizza | Kitchen Confidante

I wasn’t like most teenagers when it came to my ideas of fun. Fun for me meant the adventure of riding the train into the city with my cousin, a small purse with just enough pocket money to spend the day in Manhattan. Roaming the city streets on a cold winter day was fun enough, the steam of the subways swirling with the smoke from the chestnut vendors on street corners, the holiday displays sparkling on the buildings above. But the most fun for me was in the museums.

I could spend hours roaming the halls of my favorite exhibits…whether it was the eerie dioramas of the National History Museum, or the architecture exhibits of the MoMA. Of all the museums, my favorite was the Met. I knew that gallery map like the palm of my hand, better than the subway map that got me there.

Pear & Walnut Gorgonzola Pizza | Kitchen Confidante | Dust of Cornmeal

After hours of absorbing beauty, it would be time for a snack. I still dream of steaming pizzas with their just-tangy-enough sauce. But I think that if my 14 year old self saw this Pear & Walnut Gorgonzola Pizza in the brick oven, she would surely want a taste.

Pear & Walnut Gorgonzola Pizza | Kitchen Confidante | Pears Pear & Walnut Gorgonzola Pizza | Kitchen Confidante | Pear Slices

This pizza embraces all that is autumn. The pears are perfect this time of year, and join earthy walnuts and musky gorgonzola in a simple pizza that makes for a perfect lunch or appetizer. I am sharing it today on My Way Home at Wayfair, and know you will love it. I hope you join me there for the recipe.

Pear & Walnut Gorgonzola Pizza | Kitchen Confidante | Slice

Find the recipe for Pear & Walnut Gorgonzola Pizza here.

By the way…please mark your calendars! Next Wednesday, November 14 (8-9pm EST) please join me for a delicious twitter party! Wayfair’s #HomemakerHappyHour will be hosted by yours truly, and we will be chatting up ideas for holiday recipes and entertaining ideas. Plus, $25 Wayfair Gift Cards will be given away every 10 minutes. The last tweetchat was a ton of fun, and this one should be too!

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by Liren Baker on November 8, 2012

10 Responses to “Pear & Walnut Gorgonzola Pizza”

  1. Holly November 8, 2012 @ 9:32 am (#

    Change Manhattan to Boston and you could have been talking about my childhood. This pizza looks awesome and is totally happening this weekend.

  2. Linda | The Urban Mrs November 8, 2012 @ 9:39 am (#

    That looks very refreshing – I love the combination of pear and walnut since both are crunchy. Not gonna miss that twitter party. Bookmarked!

  3. Barbara | Creative Culinary November 8, 2012 @ 9:46 am (#

    My all time favorite pizza. I first had one years ago at a California Pizza Kitchen and it might have been my first foray into pizza without red sauce. Now that’s all I want; they long ago took it off the menu so I just HAD to start making my own.

    I admit…buying fresh dough from a local Italian restaurant is my Sandra Lee secret; but it is oh so good and oh so easy. I have pears and I have dough; I now have a dinner plan…thanks Liren!

  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 8, 2012 @ 12:00 pm (#

    My stomach is growling – oh how I wish I had a slice or two of this pizza for lunch!

  5. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen November 8, 2012 @ 7:47 pm (#

    I looove this combination. Going to do this the next time I made a homemade pizza!

  6. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} November 8, 2012 @ 8:17 pm (#

    Liren – this is my kind of pizza! I would eat this all day long and with that perfect wine – it would heaven. Lovely photos!!!!!

  7. Jean November 9, 2012 @ 10:04 am (#

    Not just tummy twins but also in the things we like to do. I love, love visiting museums and like you, can easily spend hours in one just admiring exhibits.

    Seems we were once again on the same wavelength with your gorgeous pizza and my tart. Love all the flavors you’ve combined here. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  8. fabiola@notjustbaked November 9, 2012 @ 3:06 pm (#

    I love this. Simple and true. Love. Thank you.

  9. Kiran @ November 9, 2012 @ 11:45 pm (#

    Scrumptious would be an understated word for how much I need a slice of this pizza, right now ;)

  10. Me And My Sweets November 11, 2012 @ 7:53 am (#


    I’ll be featuring your amazing looking pizza on the 18th of November and I hope that is ok? I’m a new happy follower of your lovely blog and would be happy if you would like to do the same for me.



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