Gorgonzola & Pear Focaccia

Gorgonzola & Pear Focaccia
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
45 mins
Rise Time:
1 hr
Bake Time:
10 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 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)

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Mini Focaccia

  • 3 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 2 teaspoon coarse salt


  1. Prepare Mini Focaccia.

  2. Preheat oven to 425°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

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup warm water (105°F to 115°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°F to 115°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 (per serving)

223 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 456mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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