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Mini sausage pizzas with pear and gorgonzola

Mini sausage pizzas made with Italian sausage, pear and gorgonzola cheese. These delicious mini pizzas are so much fun at parties and are so easy to make.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 402kcal
Author: Emily Kemp

Ingredients

For the topping

  • 2 pears thinly slices
  • 1 cup 230g passata/pureed tomatoes
  • 8.8 oz (250g) mozzarella
  • 5.2 (150g) gorgonzola
  • 1 Italian sausage skin removed

For the dough

  • 4 cups (500g) type 0 flour*
  • 1 1/3 cup (320ml) lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp (7g) dry yeast
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/1 tsp sugar

Instructions

To make the dough

  • For step by step photos on how to make pizza dough click here.
    For my Instant pizza dough recipe click here.
  • Add the yeast to the lukewarm water with 1/2 tsp sugar and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Combine the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the yeast and water and start to mix it together with a metal spoon. Add the olive oil and mix together until a rough dough forms. If it's too sticky you can gradually add a little more flour.
  • Dust a clean work surface with a little flour and knead the dough for around 5-10 minutes until it's silky smooth and soft. If you lightly press your finger on the ball of dough it should spring back up easily.
  • Add 1/2 tbsp of olive oil to a large clean bowl and rub all over until the bowl is coated. Shape the dough into a ball and place in the bowl, rub the top of the dough with a tiny amount of olive oil. Cover with cling film and leave in a warm place for at least 2-3 hours or until doubled in size.

To make the pizzas

  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/425F/gas mark 7.  Add 1/2 tbsp of polenta or semolina to a large baking tray.
  • Take a small piece of dough and roll it into a small flat circle, continue with more dough, enough to fit the baking tray.
  • Top each pizza base with a spoon of passata/pureed tomatoes then with 3 slices of pear. Add small amounts of sausage, mozzarella and gorgonzolla and dot it over the mini pizzas.
  • Place the pizzas in the oven and bake for around 7-8 minutes until the sausage is cooked, crust is golden and cheese is melting and bubbling. You'll need to do this in batches depending on how big your trays are.

Notes

Please note this recipe was tested and developed using metric measurements all imperial measurements are approximate.
  • Please refer to the links in the recipe for step by step photos on how to make pizza dough or how to make instant pizza dough
  • You can replace type 0 flour for type 00 or all-purpose flour.

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal