“This blog post was sponsored by Stonefire® Authentic Flatbreads but the opinions are all my own.”
I believe I created a delicious recipe with these Prosciutto and Pear Flatbread Pizzas.
Serve these Prosciutto and Pear Flatbread Pizzas for your Halloween or casual holiday get-together over the holiday season.
I cannot tell you how seriously thrilled I am about having my baby within the next two weeks. Now before you say your “ahh’s” and “congrats”, let me tell you why I am excited to have this baby. Although I am happy to see the face of my baby boy, hear his cry, feed him, and bond with him, I am extremely excited to be done with this gestational diabetes diet! Now, I don’t think I will ever go back and eat whatever I want and however I want due to the fact that I am more prone to get Type II diabetes and my son could also get diabetes as well. Nevertheless, I am happy to eat how I want and try some different things and not have to worry about my sugar spiking up if I try something different.
There are certain fruits like grapes and oranges that I cannot eat because my sugar raises like hands in a Baptist church on Sunday mornings. When it comes to breads and pastas I have to be very careful as well as potatoes or anything else that is carb heavy. Its driving me crazy! It’s the counting and the hunger pangs that is killing me. Although, I am not hungry as I often as I was when I started the diet, it is still a daunting eating lifestyle. I can’t wait to play my own rules and get healthy my way. One product I wasn’t aware of that will help me with carb control is Stonefire’s Authentic Mini Naan Flatbreads. They are small and delicious enough to curb the carb appetite for dishes like pizza or naan served with some of your favorite soups and stews. Not to mention, one slice of Mini Naan only consists of 24 carbs, which isn’t bad! Heck for someone who has gestational diabetes, you are allowed 45 carbs for lunch and dinner! Adding some veggies and proteins with the naan will surely satisfy anyone. This recipe that I have ready for you guys, may not meet the standards of a gestational diabetes meal plan, but it will satisfy the taste buds and appetites of your guests for the holidays.
With this recipe, I wanted to create something that would stretch my taste palette just a bit. No this is not complex in terms of taste pairings, but for me it does stretch my cooking abilities a bit. I knew I wanted to make some sort of pizza, but I didn’t want to make a regular pizza with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. That idea is kind of like “duh”. Then I thought, why not make an Indian Inspired Pizza. The more I thought about it I didn’t want to go in that direction as I am not adept to working with Indian flavors and ingredients. Somewhere in the madness of my mind making something sweet and salty with ricotta cheese just made sense to me. With that idea in mind, I give you Prosciutto and Pear Flatbread Pizzas! You can eat these for yourself or make them and cut them into cute triangles to serve at your next holiday party. The choice is yours. Either way you won’t be disappointed.
Let’s talk a little about Stonefire Authentic Breads. Stonefire Authentic Breads are made with no preservatives and a very short shelf life. That tells you that these breads are made with only the freshest ingredients. However, you can freeze the breads for up to 1 year after purchase to keep the freshness if you are not looking to use them right away and because Stonefire cares about the many food allergies in this world, it has no nuts of any kind. You can buy Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads at your local Kroger along with the remaining ingredients. All the ingredients required for this appetizer recipe are simple enough, which is a bonus! This holiday season, spread your cooking and culinary skills and try something a little different by combining prosciutto, pear, ricotta cheese, and Gorgonzola Cheese all on Stonefire’s Authentic Breads. I promise you are going to love it.
- 6 Mini Stonefire Naan breads
- 2 c. Ricotta Cheese, more if needed
- 1 tbsp. Olive oil
- 4 oz. Prosciutto, chopped
- ½ c. sweet onion, chopped
- 2 pears, peeled and sliced
- 2 tbsp. Butter
- ½ tbsp. Sugar
- 2 c. Gorgonzola Cheese crumbles
- Honey for drizzle
- Preheat oven to 325 Degrees
- In a medium saute skillet, heat the tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat and add the onion and cook to caramelize, about 5-7 minutes. Add the prosciutto and cook for another 5 minutes. Set aside.
- In a separate medium saute pan on medium heat, melt the butter. Add the pears and cook for 5 minutes until soft. Sprinkle with sugar and cook for another 5 minutes. Set aside.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Place Stonefire’s Mini Naan on the baking sheet. Take 2 spoonfuls of the ricotta cheese and spread evenly on the flatbread. Sprinkle with the prosciutto mixture and sauted pears evenly amongst all the flatbreads. Top off with Gorgonzola Cheese and place in the oven for 10 minutes. Once the pizzas are done, drizzle with honey. Serve whole or cut into triangles.