Pear Pistachio Pizza Appetizer


Fall is the perfect time of year to welcome the cooler temperatures and enjoy cozy evenings. There are nights that my husband and I just do not feel like cooking and instead, have a dinner made up of appetizers. Simple finger foods with a glass of wine or a hearty beer and we are completely happy.

One of our favorite “snacks” is perfect for noshing during a football game, watching a movie or to serve while entertaining friends. In fact, I have even made this for lunch!

It is amazing that something so easy and simple to make can taste so incredible!

The Recipe:

1 small clove garlic, minced

2 Tbsp Olive oil

1 Bartlett pear, sliced thin (as thin as you can make it)

1 Tbsp Shelled pistachio nuts, chopped

1 Tbsp crumbled gorgonzola cheese

1 whole pita bread round

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, in ramekin or small bowl combine olive oil and minced garlic. Let stand 10 minutes to infuse. place pita round on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush top of pita with garlic oil (ok to keep little bits of garlic!) Top with sliced pears in fan (or tart) fashion. Add crumbled gorgonzola cheese. Top with chopped pistachio nuts. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is just melted. Slice into wedges and serve. Recipe makes 1 pita. Adjust ingredients accordingly to make multiple pizzas.





This really is heavenly. I like to enjoy with a great IPA brew, Sauvingon Blanc or Chardonnay.


I am sharing this recipe with Kludgy Mom’s #ILoveFallFood Linky!






About Kelly Pugliano

Kelly is a freelance writer, photographer and avid runner. Here you will find life stories, favorite entertaining and family tested recipes and motivational tips for the sport & fitness minded. You can also find her creating on her food blog **.

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  1. Must get you Ian’s recipe for Blue cheese and caramelised onions .. better yet, come and have it at my house ;)

    • My mouth is watering just reading this….I love Blue Cheese! I look forward to sharing this snack WITH you over wine! ;)

  2. Appys for dinner!!!! What a fantastic idea and this looks amazing. Sweet, tart and pizza….doesn’t get better than that. Plus the pictures look delicious!

    • Thanks Kir! Yes, we do this a lot…we even make fancy cheese trays or anti-pasta dish…so easy and yummy! Tapas all around. :)

  3. Any chance of getting the TFDS (Twitter Food Delivery Service) up & running?

    This looks delicious.

    I need to make pizza again . . . I have a honey-garlic-wheat-beer crust that is really, really good.

    • TFDS- That is awesome! Wouldn’t that be great?!

      Ooh…I would love to have that pizza dough recipe. :)

  4. This recipe is like my favorite ingredients all in one! Thanks for sharing. Love it!