Salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy, these are all great adjectives for the most recent pizza creation to come out of my oven. Delicious, fantastic, outstanding, these would aptly apply as well. I can’t take credit for the flavor combinations though; my sis-in-law Cori procured all the ingredients for this masterpiece and therefore deserves all the credit. This apple, pear, caramelized onion, goat brie, honey and walnut pizza was her idea.
What I did do was stretch the dough until thin and laid it out on my cornmeal dusted pizza peel. I then lightly brushed the dough with olive oil and seasoned it with salt, cracked black pepper, oregano and crushed red pepper. Then came a layer of caramelized onions and thinly sliced bartlett pear and crisp granny smith apple. Add to that thin slices of ripe goat brie, walnut halves and a healthy drizzle of honey. I found that it was easiest to stick the walnut halves onto the slices of brie to hold them in place as the pizza cooks.
I slid the fully assembled pizza onto a pizza stone in a 500 degree oven and baked for 9 minutes. Sliced and then eaten, this pizza was outstanding. It deserves a place on my stone with the caramelized onion, baby arugula, black mission fig and goat cheese pizza that I love so much. If some day I own a restaurant, this pizza will certainly be on the menu.