Flatbread with Figs, Pears and Blue Cheese
Salty, pungent foods are a good foil for figs’ sweetness, which is why figs and blue cheese are a classic combination.
- 1 batch Food-Processor Pizza Dough
- Olive oil for brushing
- 1 firm but ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced
- 8 ripe figs, sliced lengthwise
- 1/2 cup (2 1/2 oz./75 g) crumbled blue cheese
- 2 Tbs. coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
- Balsamic vinegar for drizzling (optional)
Preheat a Breville pizza maker on the preheat setting for 30 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the dough into a 10-inch (25-cm) round. Prick the dough all over with a fork. Transfer the dough to a floured pizza peel. Brush the dough with olive oil and top with half each of the pear, figs and blue cheese, leaving a 1/2-inch (12-mm) border uncovered.
Transfer the pizza to the pizza maker. Bake according to the manufacturer’s instructions until the crust is crisp and the cheese is slightly melted, 10 to 11 minutes.
Using the pizza peel, transfer the flatbread to a cutting board. Sprinkle with the walnuts and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Preheat the pizza maker again and assemble a second pizza with the remaining ingredients. Cut the flatbread into slices and serve immediately. Makes two 10-inch (25-cm) flatbreads.
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