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Monday, November 23, 2015

Pear Dessert Pizza

Course Desserts and Sweets
Prep. Time 40 - 45 mins
Cooking Time 8 - 10 mins
Yields 1 13-inch pizza

1 1/2 cups (195 g) Five Roses Bread Flour
1 tsp (5 ml) Fleischmann's Quick Rise Yeast
1 tsp (5 ml) salt
1 tbsp (15 ml) honey
1 1/2 tsp (7 ml) butter
1/2 cup (125 ml) warm water

1 tbsp (15 ml) butter, melted
14 oz (398 ml) sliced pears, drained
1/4 cup (55 g) packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp (2 ml) each ground ginger and cinnamon
1/4 cup (25 g) chopped walnuts or pecans
Vanilla ice cream, optional

Blend flour, yeast and salt in food processor fitted with a metal blade; add honey and butter. With motor running, drizzle in water; mix for 2 minutes or until ball forms.

Knead dough into a smooth ball, using flour if necessary. place in buttered bowl, turning to coat all over. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes. Roll dough into 13-inch (33 cm) circle and transfer to a lightly floured pizza pan or baking sheet; fold under edge to make a rim.

Brush pizza base evenly with melted butter; stir together sugar, ginger and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over base. Arrange fruit on pizza base; sprinkle nuts evenly over top.

Bake in bottom third of 450 ºF (230 ºC) oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.

Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.

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