TGIF – am I right?

For my first Foodie Friday installment I thought I’d make one of my favorite pizza dishes, which is my homemade version of the pear & gorgonzola pizza served at California Pizza Kitchen. It’s easy and delicious!

For this pie I used a Bartlett pear to give it an extra sweetness, but Bosc pears are usually best for baking due to their firmness. Feel free to experiment with it. Add and subtract things as you like to make it your own.

I also used a sweet Vidalia onion and my favorite part – spring mix with Ranch dressing and crumbled gorgonzola. Yum! This topping is the best part, in my opinion.

Recipe and pic below. Until next time . . . just love, Collette.



  • Frozen pizza dough (or if you’re feeling more adventurous, make your own)
  • 1/2 large Vidalia onion sliced
  • 1 Bartlett pear sliced thin
  • Spring mix lettuce
  • Ranch dressing (enough to toss with greens)
  • Crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (approximately 6 ounces)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Dried oregano

Lightly brush oil across dough and sprinkle oregano around the edges. Top with pear and onion slices and sprinkle with Gorgonzola. Bake according to package instructions.

Toss Spring mix in a bowl with Ranch dressing and remaining cheese. Place the Spring mix on top of the cooked pizza and enjoy!