I love pizza.
I think pizza gets a bad wrap. What’s know as typically a calorie-heavy, greasy, cheesy disaster is something that I not only salivate for, but see more as a blank slate waiting for a creative mind. There’s something about the combination of bread, cheese, and whatever sweet, salty, crunchy, savory, or strange topping combinations that I can come up with that just gets my tastebuds ready and active.This week, I’m trying out menu planning for the first time. A little strange right? But yes, even I fall into the more than popular slump of driving home thinking “what can I man out of nothing that will still taste fabulous.” I can only let the wheels turn so long before I get sick of the chase for finding something to make for dinner that will satisfy myself, my fiance, and not be boring old baked chicken or a salad with the sad remaining veggies that are leftover in the fridge.
Yesterday, to kick off my menu planning I of course started Monday with a bang, personal pizzas! While my future husband was pleases with his pineapple, ham, and mozzarella combo, I believe it was my savory-sweet pizza that stole the show. A whole grain Naan (I swear by these in a pinch!) served as the base for both of our pizzas. Get your taste buds ready, get those wheels turning, and make pizza the next star of your dinner showtime! 🙂
Pear & Fig Pizza w/ Goat Cheese:
- 1 whole grain Naan (comes in packs of 2 so good for you and a special someone 😉 … or a best friend!)
- 1/2 Bartlett pear
- 3-4 figs, depending on the size
- 1/4-1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- black pepper to taste
- olive oil spray
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Slice your pear into thin slices, as well as your figs to make small, bite-size circles.
Spray the top of your crust with a little olive oil spray. Pat with a paper towel if there are large droplets. Place your sliced pear and figs in whatever fashion you like on your crust. Top with goat cheese (make as cheese as you like), thyme, and black pepper to taste. Put directly on rack or pizza stone and let bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges begin to crisp a little and the bottom is light brown. Allow 5 minutes to cook before cutting and serving. If you want a little extra freshness and sweetness, drizzle with a little dot of honey before serving. Enjoy!