Gorgonzola & Pear Focaccia

BAKE: 10 MINS 425°F






Mini Focaccia

1 medium pear, cored and very thinly sliced

1 small red onion, cut into thin wedges

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (such as Point Reyes Original Blue) (4 ounces)

1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

  1. Prepare Mini Focaccia.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place focaccia on two ungreased large baking sheets. Arrange pear slices and red onion on focaccia. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Bake about 10 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with walnuts. To serve, cut into wedges.

Mini Focaccia

3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups warm water (105 degrees F to 115 degrees F)

1 teaspoon active dry yeast

2 teaspoons coarse salt

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup warm water (105 degrees F to 115 degrees F), and yeast. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature for 2 to 8 hours to ferment. Stir in 1 cup warm water (105 degrees F to 115 degrees F) and salt. Gradually stir in just enough of 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour to make a dough that pulls away from side of bowl. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning once. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1 hour).
  2. Grease two large baking sheets; set aside. Punch dough down. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes. Divide into six pieces, using oiled hands, if needed; divide between the prepared baking sheets. Press into 5-inch circles, making sure there are 2 to 3 inches of space between each circle. Brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Using the tips of your fingers, make 1/2-inch-deep indentations in dough. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (Gorgonzola & Pear Focaccia)

Per serving: 223 kcal , 7 g fat (2 g sat. fat , 2 g polyunsaturated fat , 3 g monounsaturated fat ), 7 mg chol. , 456 mg sodium , 33 g carb. , 2 g fiber , 2 g sugar , 7 g pro.