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Old 10-30-2009, 01:53 PM   #1  
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Talking Pear, Walnut & Gorgonzola Pizzas

Made these for the first time on Wednesday. They are SO good! I paired them with a butternut squash/celeriac soup, but they would be excellent with a green salad or a side of vegetables. My comments are in red brackets.

Pear, Walnut & Gorgonzola Pizzas
From EatingWell: The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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.

4 servings | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

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 [look for 100% WW, with as little sugar as possible]
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, such as Gorgonzola
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 450F.
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 2minutes more.

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.

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
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