Pancetta and Pear
Originating from Australia, this Pancetta and Pear pizza is a mouth watering meat pizza you should taste.
Created with care, the following pizza enjoys an exceptional flavor, perfectly matched with a abundant scent to enjoy.
Ensure you use high quality ingredients and complement them with the perfect crust for you to enjoy a delicious pizza meal together.
If you like Meat pizza with a Tomato pizza sauce then I guarantee that you’ll enjoy this.
Pizza is truly a global phenomenon! There are so many reasons why people all over the world enjoy this delicious dish. One reason is that it’s such a versatile food. Pizza can be made in countless different ways, using a variety of different toppings, sauces, and crusts. This allows different cultures and regions to put their own spin on the dish, making it appealing to many diverse palates.
Another reason is that it’s a relatively inexpensive and convenient food that can be made at home or easily ordered from a local pizzeria.
Additionally, Pizza can be a perfect comfort food as well as to be enjoyed while socializing with friends and family, which makes it a great food to enjoy on any occasion, be it a casual night in, a birthday party, and even a romantic dinner. All of these factors combined make pizza a beloved food that is enjoyed around the world.
Pizza in Australia
Did you know? Pizza is Australia’s favourite takeaway food by far. 34% of Australians say it’s their preferred choice. The next most popular takeaway is Chinese at 15%.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Australia here.
Pancetta and Pear Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Pancetta and Pear Pizza either in your wood pizza oven or your typical kitchen oven.
Pancetta and Pear Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
Pancetta and Pear Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Crispy Pancetta
- Danish Blue Cheese
Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- Two garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small brown onion
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Pancetta and Pear Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or hand make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let the mixture stand for approx. five minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Making your own pizza sauce is always a great idea, and it’s easy to do with the steps below. Of course, if you’re in a hurry, store-bought sauce is always an option.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
- Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
Don’t forget that you can tweak the flavor with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
Preparing Pancetta and Pear Pizza
Preheat your oven to roughly 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone or tray.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza peel, roll out to be smaller than that.
You start by spreading the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or ladle.
Then start adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
Toppings to put on this pizza are;
- Crispy Pancetta
- Danish Blue Cheese
I find this pizza flavorsome by itself, yet why not with another pizza variety?
Put the Pancetta and Pear pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
After roughly 10 minutes, check on the pizza.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
There are more than 3000 different varieties of pears around the world. A medium pear has about 100 calories, and lots of vitamins C, K, B2, B3, and B6.
As well as being served raw, Pears do well when baked, roasted, poached, sautéd and grilled. The United States is one of the largest producers of pears in the world.
When making Pancetta and Pear Pizza, I suggest you just use what you have available, without spending any money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
Pizza making is all about precision, so having a full set of both wet and dry measuring cups on hand is critical. It is so important when making pizza dough to accurately measure all your ingredients.
Pizza making is all about precision. Having a set of both dry and wet measuring cups on hand is vital to accurately measure all your ingredients.
Very similar to a pizza stone, a pizza steel is made of, you guessed it, steel. It’s a great modern method to heat pizza well in a normal oven.
The cultures of the mold Penicillium, gives Blue Cheese its unusual blue spots and veins. Mostly made from cow’s milk, Blue Cheese can also be made with goat’s milk or sheep’s milk.
Blue cheese is rich in calcium and other nutrients, however you should eat it in moderation, thanks to the high levels of sodium, saturated fat and high calories.
Need advice on storing pizza. Here goes!
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
Keen on seeing more than Pancetta and Pear pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some FAQ and their answers to the most common pizza making questions.
When making pizza dough should I spray the pan?
It is important that you ensure your dough doesn’t stick to any bowls or pans that you use. I prefer to gently wipe olive oil across the surface using a paper towel, however spray olive oil used in moderation works just as well for this purpose.
Can I substitute parmesan for mozzarella in making pizza?
Of course! Actually I like to add a little parmesan to all my mozzarella, to give it a tangier taste. It is absolutely a personal choice how much of each cheese or what cheeses to use at all. That’s the fun of homemade pizza making – not having to eat whatever the pizza shop uses.
How hot are pizza ovens?
Pizza ovens can easily reach 700-850 degrees farenheit, and can get to 1000 degrees without too much trouble. This is far hotter than your typical electric or gas kitchen oven.
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