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pear crostada

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.

pear crostada

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.

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