These pizzas are insane. Mainly thanks to the combination of two things: one – they are SO easy to make and take SO little time to prep, and two – the flavors happening here are so complex and deep. We have a lot of different things happening, and they all work together to form THE most delicious bite!
It’s the perfect weeknight meal, it’s meatless if you’re trying to get your budget down or decrease the amount of meat in your diet, and it’s such a fun and unique meal to throw in and add some variety to your weekly routine!
There are three main elements to discuss here that make this pizza so crazy special:
- The base: we infuse olive oil with garlic and a pinch of pepper flakes to bring the first layer of depth. We brush this infused oil on the crust (which just so happens to be store-bought naan – SO EASY) and it brings a subtle but delicious background flavor to the finished pizza.
- The toppings: blue cheese and pear – simple, but a delicious combo. The blue cheese is sharp and has a strong bite, and the pear is sweet and mild. They’re a great match!
- The black pepper honey. We simmer together honey and black pepper for like ten seconds, throw in the garlic cloves from the infused oil, and let that “steep” while the pizzas are in the oven, and then we drizzle that liberally on top of the finished pizzas. The honey is really the key to making this pizza as delicious as it is. The blue cheese needs that sweet honey to balance out its bite, and the pepper brings a note of complexity that plays wonderfully off the sweet pear and honey + the sharp blue cheese.
IT’S A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!…