Savory Grilled Pizza with Fig and Pears

For the Grilled Fig and Pear Pizza: –  2 large pears  – 2 tbs butter –  1 tbs brown sugar –  2 lbs refrigerated pizza dough –  16 oz ricotta –  1 tsp sea salt coarse smoked –  1 tsp black pepper  –  1 tsp heavy cream –  6 figs sliced –  2 prosciutto sliced thin  – 1 oz Thyme Fresh sprigs –  2 tbsp honey

For the bourbon whipped cream –  1 cup heavy cream – ⅓ cup sugar –  1 tbs bourbon –  pinch smoked sea salt

Instructions 1. Preheat grill, Crisp pizza dough happens over high  heat. 2. Sautee the pears in the butter and brown sugar until soft. Set aside to cool. 3.  sprinkle cornmeal on surface, roll out pizza dough, working one at a time. 4.  whip the ricotta with a dash of salt and pepper, and the heavy cream until light and fluffy. 5.  Spread half evenly over dough.

6. Top the whipped ricotta with the sauteed pears, sliced figs, and strips of prosciutto. 7.   Scrape the leaves from the sprigs of thyme and sprinkle over the pizza. 8. Grill until the crust is cooked through and crispy, rotating with a pizza wheel if needed for even cooking throughout.

9.  Allow to cool 3 to 5 minutes before slicing to serve. 10. To serve, drizzle with fresh honey and a dollop of the bourbon whipped cream. 11.  Repeat with the second pizza crust.

For the Bourbon Whipped Cream 1. In a the bowl of your stand mixer, whip heavy cream until doubled in size. 2. Add in the sugar and bourbon, form moist but  solid peaks. Place in the refrigerator to keep cold 

3. If serving Bourbon whipped cream with the pizza, be sure to allow the  pizza to cool before topping as the heat of the  pizza will quickly melt the whipped cream. 4. Dollop over the pizza and sprinkle with smoked sea salt for added flavor.

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