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Pizza with Pears and Walnut Sauce

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This is the classic combination of pears, walnuts, and blue cheese - turned into a delicious pizza. The flavors are impressive enough for guests and yet it's also easy enough to make on a weeknight. Take advantage of a pre-made pizza crust to save additional time. The walnut sauce can be made several days in advance. Any leftover walnut sauce can also be used as a pasta sauce, or even a dip. 

How To MakeDiet Type: Classic

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    Walnut Sauce
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 33333333/100000000 cup caramelized onions (Note 1)
  • 33333333/100000000 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste The Rest
  • 1 frozen pizza crust of choice (I used a cauliflower crust)
  • 1/2 small butternut squash, peeled
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 pear, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil

Instructions
  1. Step 1: Prepare the caramelized onions for the Walnut Sauce. Not sure how? Reference How to Make Caramelized Onions.
  2. Step 2: Combine all Walnut Sauce ingredients into a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until very smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. It should be thick, but spreadable. Add a few more tablespoons of milk as needed to loosen. Transfer the finished sauce to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Step 3: If required, pre-bake the crust according to package directions. 
  4. Step 4: Use a vegetable peeler to peel the sides of the squash into long, flat ribbons. Peel enough to generously top the pizza crust, keeping in mind that the squash will lose volume as it cooks. About 1 large handfuls of butternut ribbons should be enough per crust (depending on the size of your crust). Toss the butternut ribbons with the cooking oil.
  5. Step 5: Spread the walnut sauce over the pizza crust, leaving a 1" inch border for the crust. You will have leftover sauce. Next, arrange the butternut ribbons organically overtop. Be generous with the amount of squash, as they will shrink down after cooking. Lay the pear slices over the squash and sprinkle with blue cheese.
  6. Step 6: Broil the pizza for 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden and the top is slightly bubbling. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  7. Serve: Slice and enjoy warm with a generous drizzle of olive oil.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Every 1/3 cup of caramelized onions will require 1/2 large onion.

Nutrition

This is the classic combination of pears, walnuts, and blue cheese - turned into a delicious pizza. The flavors are impressive enough for guests and yet it's also easy enough to make on a weeknight. Take advantage of a pre-made pizza crust to save additional time. The walnut sauce can be made several days in advance. Any leftover walnut sauce can also be used as a pasta sauce, or even a dip. 

How To MakeDiet Type: Low-carb

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    Walnut Sauce
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 33333333/100000000 cup caramelized onions (Note 1)
  • 33333333/100000000 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste The Rest
  • 1 low-carb pizza crust of choice
  • 1/2 small butternut squash, peeled
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 pear, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil

Instructions
  1. Step 1: Prepare the caramelized onions for the Walnut Sauce. Not sure how? Reference How to Make Caramelized Onions.
  2. Step 2: Combine all Walnut Sauce ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until very smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. It should be thick, but spreadable. Add a few more tablespoons of milk or oil as needed to loosen. Transfer the finished sauce to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Step 3: If required, pre-bake the crust according to package directions. 
  4. Step 4: Use a vegetable peeler to peel the sides of the squash into long, flat ribbons. Peel enough to generously top the pizza crust, keeping in mind that the squash will lose volume as it cooks. About 1 large handfuls of butternut ribbons should be enough per crust (depending on the size of your crust). Toss the butternut ribbons with the cooking oil.
  5. Step 5: Spread the walnut sauce over the pizza crust, leaving a 1" inch border for the crust. You will have leftover sauce. Next, arrange the butternut ribbons organically overtop. Be generous with the amount of squash, as they will shrink down after cooking. Lay the pear slices over the squash and sprinkle with blue cheese.
  6. Step 6: Broil the pizza for 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden and the top is slightly bubbling. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  7. Serve: Slice and enjoy warm with a generous drizzle of olive oil.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Every 1/3 cup of caramelized onions will require 1/2 large onion.

Nutrition

This is the classic combination of pears, walnuts, and cheese - turned into a delicious vegan pizza. The flavors are impressive enough for guests and yet it's also easy enough to make on a weeknight. Take advantage of a pre-made pizza crust to save additional time. The walnut sauce can be made several days in advance. Any leftover walnut sauce can also be used as a pasta sauce, or even a dip. 

How To MakeDiet Type: Plant-based

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    Walnut Sauce
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 33333333/100000000 cup caramelized onions
  • 33333333/100000000 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste The Rest
  • 1 frozen pizza crust of choice (I used a cauliflower crust)
  • 1/2 small butternut squash, peeled
  • 1/2 cup plant-based cheese (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/2 pear, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil

Instructions
  1. Step 1: Prepare the caramelized onions for the Walnut Sauce. Not sure how? Reference How to Make Caramelized Onions.
  2. Step 2: Combine all Walnut Sauce ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until very smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. It should be thick, but spreadable. Add a few more tablespoons of milk or oil as needed to loosen. Transfer the finished sauce to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Step 3: If required, pre-bake the crust according to package directions. 
  4. Step 4: Use a vegetable peeler to peel the sides of the squash into long, flat ribbons. Peel enough to generously top the pizza crust, keeping in mind that the squash will lose volume as it cooks. About 1 large handfuls of butternut ribbons should be enough per crust (depending on the size of your crust). Toss the butternut ribbons with the cooking oil.
  5. Step 5: Spread the walnut sauce over the pizza crust, leaving a 1" inch border for the crust. You will have leftover sauce. Next, arrange the butternut ribbons organically overtop. Be generous with the amount of squash, as they will shrink down after cooking. Lay the pear slices over the squash and sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Step 6: Broil the pizza for 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden and the top has slightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  7. Serve: Slice and enjoy warm with a generous drizzle of olive oil.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Every 1/3 cup of caramelized onions will require 1/2 large onion.

Nutrition

This is the classic combination of pears, walnuts, and cheese - turned into a delicious paleo-friendly pizza. The flavors are impressive enough for guests and yet it's also easy enough to make on a weeknight. Take advantage of a pre-made pizza crust to save additional time. The walnut sauce can be made several days in advance. Any leftover walnut sauce can also be used as a pasta sauce, or even a dip. 

How To MakeDiet Type: Paleo

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    Walnut Sauce
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 33333333/100000000 cup caramelized onions
  • 33333333/100000000 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste The Rest
  • 1 grain-free pizza crust of choice
  • 1/2 small butternut squash, peeled
  • 1/2 cup nut-based cheese (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/2 pear, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil

Instructions
  1. Step 1: Prepare the caramelized onions for the Walnut Sauce. Not sure how? Reference How to Make Caramelized Onions.
  2. Step 2: Combine all Walnut Sauce ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until very smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. It should be thick, but spreadable. Add a few more tablespoons of milk or oil as needed to loosen. Transfer the finished sauce to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Step 3: If required, pre-bake the crust according to package directions. 
  4. Step 4: Use a vegetable peeler to peel the sides of the squash into long, flat ribbons. Peel enough to generously top the pizza crust, keeping in mind that the squash will lose volume as it cooks. About 1 large handfuls of butternut ribbons should be enough per crust (depending on the size of your crust). Toss the butternut ribbons with the cooking oil.
  5. Step 5: Spread the walnut sauce over the pizza crust, leaving a 1" inch border for the crust. You will have leftover sauce. Next, arrange the butternut ribbons organically overtop. Be generous with the amount of squash, as they will shrink down after cooking. Lay the pear slices over the squash and sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Step 6: Broil the pizza for 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden and the top has slightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  7. Serve: Slice and enjoy warm with a generous drizzle of olive oil.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Every 1/3 cup of caramelized onions will require 1/2 large onion.

Nutrition

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PT35M 1 cup walnuts 33333333/100000000 cup caramelized onions (Note 1) 33333333/100000000 cup olive oil 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 frozen pizza crust of choice (I used a cauliflower crust) 1/2 small butternut squash, peeled 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled 1/2 pear, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons cooking oil Gluten Free Paleo Vegan Low-Carb 4 Servings Ingredients:

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