Pizza With Caramelized Leeks, Pear and Blue Cheese

Total Time
15 mins
10 mins

This is an incredible taste treat. For the gourmet foodie!

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  1. Trim off and discard the root ends and the dark green portion of the leeks.
  2. Cut them in half lengthwise and discard the toughest outer layers.
  3. Rinse thoroughly between the layers to remove any grit.
  4. Pat the leeks dry and slice them crosswise into thin shreds.
  5. Preheat the broiler.
  6. Melt the butter in a heavy saute pan and add the leeks, rosemary, and salt.
  7. Saute, stirring occasionally, until tender and nicely browned, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add the sherry and stir until the liquid dissolves.
  8. Slice the pear in half lengthwise and cut out the core section.
  9. Slice each half thinly and gently toss the slices with the lemon juice.
  10. Transfer the leeks to the pizza crust and spread them out evenly, leaving about a 1-inch border all around the outside free of topping.
  11. Arrange the sliced pears in a single layer on top of the leeks.
  12. Evenly distribute the blue cheese over the pears.
  13. Sprinkle on the paprika.
  14. Bake the pizza 4 inches from the broiler until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  15. Cut into wedges and serve.