Whatcha Got Cooking?
In this section, Cool Springs’ staff members make recommendations for kitchen concoctions you can try at home. Some recipes contain wine or spirits. Some are just paired with wine or spirits. In all cases, we promise palate-pleasing dishes that will (hopefully) inspire you to share it with others. Let us know what you think...
Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza
This recipe sounds unusual but it tastes great--match it up with a wine that doesn't always get the attention it deserves: Cline Viognier from California is a rich and flavorful white with layers of pineapple, peach and apricot on the palate ($9.99 at Cool Springs Wine & Spirits.)
1 (16 oz) package refrigerated pizza
4 oz sliced provolone cheese
1 Bosc pear, thinly sliced
2 oz chopped walnuts
2 1/2 oz Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Place pizza crust dough on a medium baking sheet. Layer with Provolone cheese. Top cheese with Bosc pear slices. Sprinkle with walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese
3. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned. Remove from heat. Top with chives and slice to serve.