Donatella Arpaia, owner of Prova Pizzabar

National Pizza Day Recipe: Donatella Arpaia’s Galbani Gorgonzola Apple Pear Pizza

World-famous pizzaiola Donatella Arpaia, owner of Prova Pizzabar in New York, shared a recipe for a signature pizza featuring Galbani cheeses, fresh fruits, almonds and bacon.

Gifted to us in celebration of National Pizza Day (Sunday, February 9) by the eminent pizzaiola Donatella Arpaia, Iron Chef judge and owner of the Prova Pizzabar in New York, the Galbani Gorgonzola Apple Pear Pizza is the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Featuring fresh fruits, bacon and Galbani Crumbled Gorgonzola, this pie will definitely be the life of the party! Watch the video featuring PMQ Test Chef Brian Hernandez and see the full recipe below!

Ingredients:
16 oz. pizza dough
1 c. glazed almonds
1 ½ c. Galbani Premio Shredded Whole Milk Mozzarella
10 oz. Galbani Crumbled Gorgonzola
½ Bosc pear, thinly sliced
1 apple, thinly sliced (your favorite variety)
½ c. bacon, thickly sliced
Honey, basil and thyme for garnish after bake

Directions:
Spread layer of shredded mozzarella, then interlayer slices of pear and apples. Generously spread Gorgonzola and add bacon. Cook at 550° until the cheeses are melted and the crust is golden brown. Garnish with a drizzle of honey, glazed almonds. basil, and fresh thyme.