Brie Pear and Greens Pizza | Dairy Farmers of Manitoba

Brie, Pear, and Greens Pizza

PREP TIME

10 min.

COOK TIME

5 min.

Serving Size

4 servings

Pizzas are taking on a new look and taste these days. This gorgeous pizza is fragrant with garlic, thyme, and pears; gooey with luscious Canadian Brie cheese; and topped with tender, fresh greens. You might forget about the tomato sauce forever.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) finely chopped fresh thyme
  • pepper
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) cider vinegar or wine vinegar
  • 12-inch (30cm) pre-baked pizza crust
  • 1 pear, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz (125 g) Canadian Brie or Camembert cheese, diced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) baby greens (arugula, spinach, or other mixed baby greens)

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Position one rack in the center of the oven and one in the lower third; place a large baking sheet on the lower rack.

2. In a small saucepan, combine butter, garlic, thyme, and pepper to taste; cook over low heat, stirring, for about 2 minutes or until butter is melted and garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat.

3. Brush about half of the butter mixture over the pizza crust. Stir vinegar into the remaining butter mixture. Arrange pear slices over the crust; brush with vinegar mixture. Scatter cheese over top.

4. Slide pizza crust directly onto center oven rack (the baking sheet below will catch any drips). Bake for about 10 minutes or until the crust is crisp and golden and the pear is softened. Slide pizza onto a cutting board and sprinkle with greens. Let stand for 3 minutes before cutting into slices.

 

Recipe and photo provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada.  For more recipe ideas visit dairygoodness.ca.

Tips

  • If the cheese is too soft to dice, place it in the freezer for 15 to 30 minutes or until firm, then dice.
  • Spread crust with 1 cup (250 mL) caramelized onions before adding pears, and replace Brie with dollops of Canadian Mascarpone cheese.