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This easy Gorgonzola Pizza with Jam Drizzle is a flavor-packed gourmet-style pizza! It’s topped with delicious gorgonzola and mozzarella cheeses, and finished with a jam drizzle.
There’s a little pizza place about an hour away that I am in love with. It’s outside of town, up a winding road, and the pizzeria looks very much like someone’s home.
In fact, it looks so much like a home, with only one tiny fluorescent sign on the front, that each and every time I walk in– I feel a little confused, as if I’m invading a space that is private, and I shouldn’t be there. And then I smell it– PIZZA. Glorious, delicious PIZZA.
Quickly, we’re ushered to one of the few tiny tables in this cramped almost-home, and then I pretend to look at the menu. I stare at all the possible pizza combinations and wonder if I should, perhaps, order something different. But I never do.
Each and every time, we order the gorgonzola and fig jam pizza– and sigh happily as we devour it too quickly.
Do you want to know the best part? Their extra-tasty pizza is simple to make AT HOME!
What is Gorgonzola Cheese?
Gorgonzola is a type of Italian blue cheese made with cow’s milk. You should be able to find it with the gourmet cheeses at your regular grocery store. Buy it in a wedge, not pre-crumbled.
Quick Tip: Can’t find Gorgonzola? In this recipe, you could substitute regular blue cheese if you need to.
Can I Use Pre-Shredded Mozzarella?
No. Well technically, yes– but you won’t have the same results. Pre-shredded cheeses don’t melt as quickly because of anti-clumping additives.
Instead, look for a ball of mozzarella. These should be easy to find at the grocery store, and should be in either the gourmet cheese area or right next to the sliced cheeses.
Do I Need a Cheese Grater?
No. You certainly can use a cheese grater if you want to, but for this recipe, I simply flake the cheeses apart with a fork. It’s easy, and I don’t have to wash the grater.
Can I Use Pre-Made Pizza Dough?
Yes! In fact, that’s what I use. I buy pre-made “thin crust” or “bistro style” pizza dough. You can find pizza dough in the refrigerated section at the grocery store– it’s usually near the canned biscuits.
I usually buy Wewalka brand dough at Walmart. (As of 2022, Welwalka is now “Jus-Rol”.)
However, I do NOT recommend pre-cooked pizza crust. I’ve never had a lot of success getting the texture right on those.
Do I Need a Pizza Stone?
No. However, if you do own a pizza stone, you can preheat it in the oven and it will help your pizza get a crisp, brown bottom layer.
Another pizza pan option is the inexpensive airflow pizza pan. This is a perforated metal pan which allows air to move through, causing crisping of the crust. I like this pan just as much as the heavier and pricier stone, and use them interchangeably.
Don’t have either? You could also try lining an aluminum baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper and cooking it on that– but the dough may not get as crispy on the bottom as with a stone or airflow pan.
How to Make Gorgonzola Pizza with Jam Drizzle
First, preheat your oven– you want it as hot as possible when the pizza goes in.
Brush your dough with a little olive oil. Next, cover it in gorgonzola and mozzarella cheeses, leaving a small border for the crusty edge. Mix the jam with a little water, and drizzle it over the pizza. Add some fresh rosemary.
Finally, cook the pizza for about 6 or 7 minutes, or until the crust is crisp and golden and the cheese is bubbling. Take the pizza out of the oven, let it cool off a little, and dig in!!!
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- Lemon Spinach Pasta with Mushrooms
- Spinach Mac and Cheese with Pesto
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Gorgonzola Pizza with Jam Drizzle
- 1 11″ thin crust pizza dough (NOT pre-cooked)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 ounces gorgonzola cheese
- 5 ounces mozzarella (Just over half of one standard-size fresh mozzarella ball.)
- 2 tablespoons fruit jam or jelly Fig or blackberry jam recommended
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, removed from stem
- Preheat oven to 500ºF.
- Brush pizza dough with olive oil.
- Use a fork to crumble apart both cheeses.
- Spread both cheeses on pizza dough in an even layer.
- In a small bowl, mix jam with ½ TB of water, and stir until fig jam dissolves into a syrup. Add more water if it’s still too thick to pour.
- Drizzle jam mixture over pizza.
- Tear rosemary into smaller pieces. Sprinkle over pizza.
- Bake 6-7 minutes until crust has browned and cheese has melted.
- Cut into 8 slices. Allow pizza to cool slightly before serving.
Megan @ Meg is Well
One of my favorite combos ever are strong cheeses like gorgonzola or blue cheese with sweet fresh fruit or jams. Seriously good but on a pizza even better!
It’s so tasty right!!? 🙂
I wish my wife would let me make more homemade pizzas. Yours looks delicious and really unique with the figs. it is fun to just play around with ingredients.
Lol.. I only make them occasionally to minimize how much cheese I’m eating. But they are soooo delicious and this is one of my favs
Lisa | Garlic + Zest
This is a flavor combination I can completely support. When I was in California — everything was figs, dates and blue cheese – so this pizza just makes sense to me! Pour a glass of rose and let’s split up that pie! I might even top it with some ropes of prosciutto and dressed arugla… YUM!
I friggin’ love pizzas with a strong cheese and sweetness of some sort! I’ve never thought to bring jam to my pizza pie. I’ll have to give that a go. We’re due for a pizza night anyway. Making pizza together is romantic, in my world. Lol.
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
Honestly, if hubby could live on pizza he would. This sounds delicious. I am always game to try a new kind of pizza. Looks like a fun weekend project….and hey….goes well with wine too.
Wow, talk about off the beaten path. Your experience finding the pizza place reminds me of the excitement of traveling, you just never know what you are going to find or what is around the next corner. I could picture in my head that intimate, cozy pizza place. I’m glad I came across this recipe, gorgonzola is a cheese I don’t think I’ve ever used and didn’t know what a good use for it is. This is very helpful, Thanks for sharing!
I love gorgonzola on pizza! Such good flavors going on here and the jam drizzle sets it over the top!
Gorgonzola is one of my all time favorite cheeses. (I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever met a cheese I haven’t liked, but gorgonzola is right there at the top!) How amazing this pizza must be with the sweetness of the fig jam and the hint of piquant from the gorgonzola. It’s 8:30 in the morning and I’d happily eat this for breakfast! hahaha.
This pizza seriously has mic drop writen all over it. Gorgonzola is such a great cheese and that savoriness with the sweetness of the fig jam sounds just wonderful. That crust looks pretty incredible too!
Gorgonzola on a pizza?! I’m in love. And driving an hour for your favorite pizza, yup. Mine fav. place is about an hour away too!
Jam drizzle fo shizzle… Ok, now that I got it out of the way… I love the flavours of this pizza. I actually prefer white pizza over red pizza but I rarely have it cos everyone else likes red pizza instead. And your tip on using just a fork to crumble mozzarella is amazing. I am definitely going to try it the next time I use mozzarella. Also – it’s such a pretty circular drizzle! awww
I love how the pizza place only has a small sign but otherwise looks like a house – sounds like the perfect, most magical place to have a delicious pizza. I’m a big gorgonzola fan in risotto, so I can imagine this is ridiculously tasty!
Britt @ A Lil' Sweet, Spice, & Advice
This flavor combination sounds fantastic! It reminds me of one my favorite macaron flavors, goat cheese and fig jam. I will be trying this pizza ASAP! I feel like I can taste it now! ????
Don’t you just love when you find an at home place that you can’t imagine even trying anything else on the menu?! We do pizza a lot in our house and I hate dirtying the grater but have never heard of doing the shredding with just forks. Guess what I’m trying this week?!
I am swooning over the rosemary and fig combo! Sounds absolutely delicious and perfect for a date night in!
Meg | Meg is Well
This is my kind of pizza! I love combining strong cheeses with sweet jams. And flaking the cheese is a game changer for me. Lol, I don’t know how many times my fingers have been coated in cheese.