Pear, Goat Cheese and Spanish Chorizo Pizza with Roasted Garlic and Fresh Basil
1 (16 oz.) pizza dough
1 head roasted garlic
2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 pinches salt
1 1/2 pears, sliced thin
6 oz. low-moisture mozzarella cheese, shredded
3 oz. Celebrity goat cheese, crumbled
5 oz. Spanish chorizo, diced
Yellow corn meal or Semolina, for dusting
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and place a pizza stone in center of oven.
On a large sheet of parchment paper lightly dusted with corn meal (or Semolina), shape and stretch pizza dough to 12 1/2 inches. Brush top of dough evenly with 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil then sprinkle top evenly with pepper and salt. Layer pears, mozzarella, goat cheese, cooked Italian sausage and garlic cloves over pizza. Using a pizza peel, transfer pizza on parchment to hot pizza stone in oven and bake 11 – 14 minutes until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Remove from oven and sprinkle with basil. Slice and serve!
Alternate Flavors: Mediterranean, Garlic & Herb