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Pear, Walnut & Gorgonzola Pizzas

The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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Pita rounds make quick pizza crusts. But topped with the classic combination of pears, walnuts and blue cheese, they're taken to elegant heights. These pizzas are great with a green salad for a quick supper; wedges can also be served up as cocktail-hour fare.


Pear, Walnut & Gorgonzola Pizzas Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 medium ripe pear, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 6 1/2-inch or eight 4-inch whole-wheat pita breads
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, such as Gorgonzola
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until soft and golden, about 7 minutes. Stir in pear and cook, stirring often, until slightly soft and heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Add vinegar and pepper and continue cooking, stirring often, until the liquid has evaporated and the onion is tender and coated with a dark glaze, about 2 minutes more.
  3. Divide the onion-pear mixture among the pitas; sprinkle with cheese and walnuts. Transfer the pitas to a large baking sheet and bake until crispy and the cheese is melted, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving: 361 calories; 14 g fat (4 g sat, 4 g mono); 13 mg cholesterol; 53 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 8 g fiber; 543 mg sodium; 322 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (43% daily value), Fiber (33% dv), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 high-fat meat, 1 1/2 fat


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