If you are questioning whether pears belong on this skillet pizza, trust us. The sugars in the fruit caramelize in the heat, and the sweetness complements the rich, salty bacon and savory leeks.

EatingWell Magazine, November 2021


Credit: Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary

25 mins
45 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450°F.

  • Cook bacon in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until crispy and browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Add leek to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to the plate with the bacon. Let the pan cool for 5 minutes.

  • Brush the pan with 1 tablespoon oil. Stretch dough into a circle slightly larger than the pan, then carefully place it in, stretching to the edges. Brush the dough with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Top with the bacon, leek, pear and cheese.

  • Bake the pizza on the bottom rack until the crust is golden brown, about 12 minutes. Carefully transfer to the top rack and turn broiler to high. Broil until the cheese is lightly browned, about 1 minute. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice
378 calories; fat 17g; cholesterol 23mg; sodium 633mg; carbohydrates 47g; dietary fiber 8g; protein 14g; sugars 4g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 439IU; potassium 134mg.