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Fennel, Pear and Blue Cheese Flatbread

This sweet and savory flatbread can be an elegant appetizer or a satisfying vegetarian entree.

Total time
50 mins

Recipe by:

Emily is the author of the food and parenting blog West of the Loop, named a Top Mommy Blog by Time Out Chicago Kids. She is also a regular contributor to Chicago Parent magazine.

INGREDIENTS - 4 servings
  • 1 Whole Pizza dough at room temperature
  • 2 Whole Fennel Bulb trimmed and sliced
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Whole Pear cored and sliced thinly
  • 3 Oz Mozzarella grated
  • 1 Oz Blue Cheese crumbled
  • 1 Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
  • Toss the fennel pieces with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast them in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, saute the onion slices in olive oil until they begin to soften and caramelize. Spread the pizza dough in a pizza pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Spread the roasted fennel and onion slices on top of the pizza dough. Top with the grated mozzarella and crumbled blue cheese. Arrange the sliced pear on top of the cheese. Bake at 475 for ten minutes. Top the cooked pizza with a pinch of red pepper flakes and some chopped reserved fennel fronds.

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