I know what you're thinking...
Pear & pecans on pizza?
This pizza is a gift from God.
A single slice of this pie gets me so frickin' excited, drool starts dribbling down my chin and splattering my keyboard keys. Like, my cat just came over to me and started batting at the stream escaping from my lips thinking that my mouth had somehow transformed into our bathroom sink and was spouting out fresh cold water just for her.
The pizza is utterly swoon worthy...the drool, not so much...but this recipe will make up for that.
It's like Christmas in your mouth.
There is this amazing, locally owned pizza place in Charleston called Park Pizza Company that makes some of the best pizzas I've ever eaten. Their pies are incredibly creative and are topped with crazy awesome combinations that replicate the flavors of grilled cheese sandwiches, loaded nachos, meatball subs, 7 layer dip, chicken cordon bleu and so on and so forth.
Several months before we moved, Will and I would go over to my brother's house every Sunday to order Park Pizza, snuggle with the kiddos, and watch a movie. It was and still is one of my favorite family "traditions", and it's largely in part to the frickin' pizza.
Another cool thing about this pizza joint is their "Pizza of the Month" that honors whatever holiday or happening that may be going on at the time. Last December, their pizza of the month was called a "Partridge in a Pear Tree", and it was loaded with pear preserves, dates, cinnamon cheddar cheese, roasted turkey, caramelized onions, and a few other things I can't quite remember right now.
What I do remember though is that it was flipping phenomenal, and I've been craving it ever since. Luckily, they also have a pizza that is always on the menu called "The Bradwell" that uses a lot of the same ingredients on both the Patridge and my recipe today.
This pizza melds beautifully with the scrumptious flavors of the season, and is the perfect quick and easy meal to kick start the holidays. It's best served next to a crackling fire surrounded by family and twinkle lights with the light hum of a holiday mixed tape and the sweet smell of sugar cookies filling the air.
Getting to know you...
What toppings do you like on your pizza?
Do you order pizza from a chain or go local?
Do you celebrate Christmas or another holiday?