Pear & Blue Cheese Flatbread

Number of Servings: 6 (255 g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Pear & Blue Cheese Flatbread

This classic combination of pears, walnuts, and blue cheese is used to create a delicious gourmet flatbread. Have patience with the onions: while you can stop when they are just golden, the robust flavor imparted by taking the time to caramelize them properly is well worth the added effort.

Tip: If you’re using sweet onions, you can get away with cooking them until they’re just soft. For the fullest flavor, however, we recommend a long, slow cook over low heat. If you have the patience to cook them for a full hour, you’ll get the best result.


  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 3 cups onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh sage
  • Pepper to taste
  • 20 oz. whole-wheat pizza dough
  • ⅓ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 ripe pears, sliced
  • ½ cup blue cheese, crumbled


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown (6 minutes). Reduce heat to low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft and caramelized (10-60 minutes).
  2. Use the vinegar to deglaze the pan. Stir in sage and pepper.
  3. Place oven rack in the lowest position; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  4. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to the size of the baking sheet. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom (8-10 minutes).
  5. Toast walnuts in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring, until lightly browned and fragrant (2-3 minutes).
  6. Spread onions on the crust and top with pears, walnuts, and cheese. Bake until the crust is crispy and golden and the cheese is melted (11-13 minutes). Slice and serve.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 255 g

Amount per serving
Calories 375
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 590mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7.5g 26%
Total Sugars 10g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 1%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 41g
Protein 11g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 105.5mg 8%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 375mg 8%
Vitamin A 23.5mcg 2%
Vitamin C 8.6mg 10%
Vitamin E 0.9mg 6%
Vitamin K 6.1mcg 6%
Thiamin 0.4mg 30%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 4.7mg 30%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 15%
Folate 76.9mcg 19%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 6%
Biotin 5.8mcg 20%
Chloride 250.8mg 10%
Pantothenate 0.8mg 15%
Phosphorus 219.9mg 20%
Iodine 6.2mcg 4%
Magnesium 65.2mg 15%
Zinc 1.6mg 15%
Selenium 26.9mcg 50%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 1.5mg 70%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 6.4mcg 15%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Whole- Wheat Pizza Dough (water, All Purpose White Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Olive Oil, Active Dry Yeast, Salt, Sugar), Onion, Pears, Blue Cheese (pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes, Penicillium Roqueforti), Walnuts, Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Sage.

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