Grilled Prosciutto, Pear, & Arugula Pizza

I love grilling season.  We try to make as many things as possible outside and one of our favorites is grilled pizza.  We love this Prosciutto, Pear & Arugula because of the salty prosciutto, the sweet pear, and of course the peppery arugula.  (My husband can’t get enough!)

Grilled Prosciutto, Pear & Arugula Pizza


7-8 ounces fresh pizza dough

¼ cup cornmeal

1 tbsp olive oil

½ cup mozzarella cheese

½ cup shredded parmesan cheese

2 ounces shredded prosciutto

½ fresh ripe pear, sliced thin

1 cup fresh arugula


1. Preheat gas or charcoal grill to 450 degrees with cover down.

2. Sprinkle cornmeal on your counter. Press dough into a 7×11 rectangle. Brush the top of the dough with olive oil. Place cornmeal side down on a sheet pan or tray to carry to the grill.

3. Lift the lid of the grill and turn off the burners that will be directly under the dough when you place it onto the grill. Place the dough directly on the grill grates, oiled side down. Shut the lid and cook for four to five minutes or until the crust is grill marked and starting to turn golden brown. Carefully remove the crust from the grill and place the grilled side up on your tray.

4. Top with cheese, prosciutto, and pear. Place the pizza, cornmeal side down, on the grill with the lid down for an additional five minutes or until the cheese is melted. Remove the pizza from the grill and top with arugula.

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