Main Course
Provided by:
California Pear Advisory Board

California Pear Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Prosciutto

1 1/2 tbsp butter
1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 tsp sugar
4. individual size (4-inch) prepared pizza crusts
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 medium size, ripe California Bartlett pears, cored and sliced
1/4 cup chopped prosciutto
1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onions and cook over medium low heat, stirring frequently, for 25 minutes, or until onions are very soft and golden brown. Add sugar and cook for 5 minutes more. Preheat oven to 450° F. Place pizza crusts on a large baking sheet and top with equal amounts of mozzarella cheese, caramelized onions, pears, prosciutto, and Parmesan cheese. Bake for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Top with thyme and let cool slightly. Cut into wedges and serve.

Nutrition Information
Nutrients per serving: 548 Calories, 25 g Fat, 28 g Protein, 56 g Carbohydrates, 5 g Fiber, 78 mg Cholesterol, 1003 mg Sodium.