Pizza With Caramelized Leeks, Pear and Blue Cheese

Recipe by Kimke
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 1 pizza




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