We decided to have a simple meal of all vegetables this evening. We had roasted broccoli and brussell sprouts. We had fried eggplant and okra. Between the CSA box and our garden, I had a lot of all of these that needed using.
The last time we were at the grocery store, Small Mister asked for pears. Small Mister and I had dinner by ourselves on Saturday. We had cheese bread with prosciutto. I was planning this dessert then but we were not very hungry so I had a bit of pizza dough leftover. The pear that became more then a bit bruised became pear crostada.
I made a very small crostada to go with all the vegetables. My Beloved oohed over it. Or was it more of a hum.... That I am not sure. I know I would have liked it for my whole meal. The flavors were just that good. The pizza dough had been in the refrigerator for four days so there was a lot of flavor there that had developed. Then the pear roasted with a bit of brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. It made its own sauce.
This would also be very good for breakfast. Just a thought.
1/4 to 1/3 recipe of pizza dough (mine had been in the refrigerator for four days)
1 pear, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 to 2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
On a piece of parchment paper, roll out the pizza dough very thin. Place the sliced pears in the center. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons over the pears. Add the butter.
Pull the sides of the dough up over the edge of the fruit but not covering it completely. Sprinkle a bit more of the sugar mixture over the dough. I really only used about half of what I mixed but what you use will depend on your own taste.
Bake for 17 minutes or until golden and the fruit is soft.
I would suggest to let it cool off so you do not burn your mouth but I understand if you cannot. This might also be very good with some vanilla ice cream or some heavy cream drizzled over it. I do not think it needs it though.