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Fig and Pear Gorgonzola Flatbread Pizza Recipe


Our customers have asked how we would describe our Brown Sugar and Fig candle fragrance. It's a very soft and elegant fragrance that you experience while picking fresh figs off the tree! Our candle replicates that experience for you, with the luxurious touch of Vermont maple and vanilla orchid. To celebrate our fig harvest, we made another recipe to share with you >>> Fig and Pear Gorgonzola Flatbread Pizza!

Fig and Pear Gorgonzola Flatbread Pizza Recipe by Candle Bake Shop

We made this tomato-less pizza to treat our dad to something special (and nutritious). Being in healthcare, he's been working longer than ever before, and it often gets challenging to eat healthy with such a demanding schedule. He doesn't have any direct exposure to COVID-19 patients; it's tough to imagine what life must be like for our healthcare workers and other personnel directly involved in combating this pandemic.

Making Fresh Fig and Pear Gorgonzola Flatbread Pizza with Candle Bake Shop

This is our first year to harvest fresh figs from our tree! Just before the COVID-19 lockdown, one of our dear friends gifted us the 8-foot fig tree from his backyard. We transplanted it to our backyard in early Spring, and now, it's a 10-foot tree (if not bigger). We prayed and watered it during its "transplant shock" phase and have been enjoying a daily harvest over the last 4 weeks.

Healthy Gardening and Harvesting with Children by Candle Bake Shop

For this recipe, we used some fresh figs, green onions, and citrus from our backyard garden. Our garden has thrived during the COVID-19 lockdown! It seems like many people have turned to gardening this year. It really can be very therapeutic, fun, rewarding... and educational! In case you're thinking of starting your own backyard garden, consider planting green onions--they're one of the easiest to grow! We simply chopped off the roots and planted them in a small garden box. You'll very likely see growth within a week!

Cooking with Kids by Candle Bake Shop

Since we've been busy making candles in between school, our youngest brother has taken to gardening and making simple recipes at home. He doesn't do this without any supervision--although he insists on doing things on his own.

He tossed some organic arugula leaves in a non-breakable melamine bowl before mixing in the chopped green onions and dressing. 

Meanwhile, we lightly toasted some Naan bread in the oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (you can leave it in there for a little longer, if you prefer the extra crunch). This saved us a lot of time, but we will consider making our own pizza dough in the future! 

Cooking with Kids by Candle Bake Shop

Our mom sliced the figs to help our little brother out. Remember, if you're a young reader who's reading this, stay away from sharp objects (including kitchen knives). 

Olive Obsession's Special Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar --Our Secret Sauce for Candle Bake Shop

We elevated our recipe by incorporating our "secret sauce", Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar, from a local gourmet shop in Florida, known as the Olive Obsession. We combined this with some local honey and fresh citrus to lightly coat the arugula leaves.

Back when we were able to safely visit Farmer's Markets pre-COVID-19, we thoroughly enjoyed discovering new things and learning new recipes... and the best part? We got to eat some locally made ice cream before heading back home! 

We want to continue supporting our small and local businesses even during the temporary closure of Farmer's Markets, so we are mentioning and linking to them in today's recipe post!

Slice the Pizza with Art of Turning's Unique Wooden Lazer Engraved Pizza Cutter by Candle Bake Shop

We commissioned our artist friend, Andrew from Art of Turning, to make a special hand-turned pizza cutter made with cherry wood, engraved with our quip, "Just Dough It". Our dad enjoyed cutting a few slices of flatbread pizza using his new pizza cutter! 

Fresh Fig and Pear Gorgonzola Flatbread Pizza Recipe by Candle Bake Shop

The photo above shows what it looks like before we added the pears. It's delicious with or without the pears! 

We sampled 2 different blue cheeses for this recipe, and in the process, we learned that Gorgonzola is a type of blue cheese! We couldn't decide which one we liked better, but we can say that the gorgonzola seems to be a milder version of the two. Our dad prefers to use only gorgonzola for this recipe, while we prefer a mixture of both! 

Once everyone agreed on the toppings, the final step was the best: just slice and bite!

It's as simple as that! Our dad came home to a unique and tasty surprise! Feel free to use our idea and recipe for Father's Day, birthdays, and more!  

Fig and Pear Gorgonzola Flatbread Pizza Recipe by Candle Bake Shop

Fig and Pear Flatbread Pizza Recipe


  • Fresh figs, sliced
  • Pears, chopped
  • Arugula leaves
  • Naan bread
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Gorgonzola (or your preferred blue cheese)
  • Local Honey
  • Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar from Olive Obsession
  • Green onions, chopped
  • A little squeeze of fresh citrus (we used calamondin) 


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit 
  2. Lightly drizzle Naan bread with olive oil and top with Gorgonzola
  3. Bake for approximately 10 minutes (or a little longer, if desired)
  4. In a separate bowl, combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, and citrus
  5. Lightly toss arugula leaves with the dressing / mixture
  6. Top Naan bread with lightly coated arugula leaves, figs, and pears
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy

We hope you've enjoyed reading about our recipe using ingredients from our backyard garden!

Check out last week's fig recipe in our previous post.

Feel free to share our recipe on Facebook or Pinterest!

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