Impress guests or prepare an easy weeknight meal in with this effortless caramelized pear flatbread recipe! 5-star flavors, ready in 20 minutes. Read on for this insanely good recipe!

Forget the tired cheese and crackers, friends! We’re leveling up your next gathering or an easy weeknight meal with a 5-star caramelized pear flatbread recipe that’s so easy to assemble, it’ll leave you looking like a culinary mastermind (trust me, the secret’s in the caramelized onions and pears).

Imagine thin, crispy flatbread topped with a symphony of sweet, savory, and creamy flavors: golden brown pears basking in a balsamic glaze, melty cheese adding richness, and maybe even a sprinkle of crunchy walnuts for texture that’s totally optional.

It’s a showstopper in just under 30 minutes, and best of all, it requires minimal effort after the caramelizing magic happens.

With spring brunch season on the horizon, I want to share this AWESOME recipe that you can make as an appetizer or serve as a meal.

It’s so fresh, delicious, and simple to make. Plus, it’s a great way to use fresh arugula or spinach from your vegetable garden.

I’m planning to make it for Easter brunch, but Chris and I enjoy it on a casual Friday night with our favorite white wine.

So gather your favorite people, uncork a bottle of something bubbly, and prepare to be showered with compliments – this caramelized pear flatbread recipe is about to steal the spotlight.

Wait until you see how quick and easy this delicious caramelized pear flatbread recipe is to make!

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About Flatbread Recipes

Say goodbye to takeout menus and hello to flatbread, your new weeknight hero (and appetizer MVP)! These versatile blank canvases of dough can be whipped up in minutes with pantry staples, then adorned with whatever you’ve got on hand.

Craving something Mediterranean? Think crumbled feta, sun-dried tomatoes, and Kalamata olives drizzled with olive oil. Feeling south of the border? Pile on black beans, corn, and a dollop of guacamole. Got leftover roasted veggies? Throw them on with a sprinkle of goat cheese and fresh herbs.

The possibilities are endless, and the best part? You can buy pre-made flatbreads so you can whip a delicious dinner in minutes.

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How to Make Flatbread With Caramelized Pear Recipe

This caramelized pear flatbread pizza recipe is so tasty and simple to make. It’s good enough to serve as an appetizer or brunch side if you cut it into slices. Or it can be served as a main dish. Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Ingredients for Caramelized Pear Flatbread Recipe

This easy flatbread recipe is super easy to make, so it is a go-to in my arsenal of quick, easy, and healthy recipes. Here’s what you need to make it!

Directions for Making Recipe for Flatbread with Caramelized Pears

This flatbread recipe could not be quicker or easier to make! Here’s what you need to do to whip up a tasty dinner or appetizer in minutes.

  • Grab your favorite flatbread and set it on a non-stick pan while you pre-heat the oven to 400.
  • Slice up one pear and onion.
  • Then saute both in extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then set aside.
  • Bake the flatbread for 5 minutes to crisp it up in the oven before topping it.
  • After the pear mixture cooks down and gets soft, top the flatbread with it.
  • Then top it off with half of the fresh arugula or spinach from the garden.
  • Add some fresh mozzarella balls.
  • If you want to add a nutty texture, top it off with some walnuts.
  • Then pop it in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and drizzle a balsamic glaze.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Allow to cool, then slice up and enjoy!

Doesn’t it look so good? While this recipe says it is for two servings, if you plan to serve it as an appetizer, it would be enough for 2-4 servings.

Caramelized Pear Flatbread Recipe With Feta Variation

And if you want a little more variation with flavor, you can top this off with some fresh feta. I’m not a huge fan of feta, so I leave it off. But this recipe is SO good and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Caramelized Pear Flatbread Recipe FAQs

Is Flatbread the Same as Bread?

Flatbread is a type of bread that is rolled into a flattened dough that can be made with flour, water, milk, yogurt, salt, and other liquids. It’s a great base layer for different types of food like pizzas, appetizers, and desserts.

We love to make it as a pizza or serve it as some sort of appetizer. I love to make a spinach and chicken flatbread pizza recipe for an easy weeknight meal, but this caramelized pear recipe is another go-to for me to whip up.

Is It Healthy to Eat Flatbread?

Homemade flatbread can be pretty healthy if you make it with whole wheat and lower-calorie options like low-fat cheese.

But it’s a great option to include as part of a balanced, healthy diet because you can top it with lots of other healthy ingredients like arugula, spinach, kale, onions, peppers, etc.

I love to make flatbread pizzas because…who doesn’t love pizza? And this recipe for caramelized pears flatbread is another take on pizza.

Do Pears Taste Good Caramelized?

Absolutely! Pears taste SO GOOD carmelized. Have you ever tried it before? It’s so easy to do and adds a ton of flavor to dishes. But they also taste really good as a healthy snack on their own.

Can You Freeze Caramelized Pears?

The answer is, yes you can freeze caramelized pears. They lose nothing in their taste or texture. Just be sure to keep them in an airtight container.

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Easy caramelized pear flatbread recipe
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5-Star Caramelized Pear Flatbread Recipe Easy

Stacy Ling
Impress guests or prepare an easy weeknight meal in with this effortless caramelized pear flatbread recipe! 5-star flavors, ready in 20 minutes. Read on for this insanely good recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 1202 kcal



  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Bake Flatbread for 5 min to toast.
  • Slice pear and onion.
    slicing pears before caramelizing
  • Heat 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar over medium heat.
    heating extra virgin olive oil in skillet to make caramelized pear flatbread recipe
  • Saute pear and onion until soft about 5-7 minutes.
    caramelizing pear and onion
  • Top toasted flatbread with caramelized pear and onions.
    topping off flatbread with caramelized pear and onion
  • Top with some fresh arugula, fresh mozzarella balls, and walnuts (if desired)
    adding fresh arugala to caramelized pear flatbread recipe before baking
  • Bake flatbread for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, add some fresh arugala, drizzle with balsamic glaze then add salt and pepper to taste.
    caramelized pear flatbread recipe easy close up
  • Serve and Enjoy!
    caramelized pear flatbread recipe easy on a wood grazing board


Use half the arugula before baking and top it off with the rest after for a fresh look.
You can make this recipe with feta instead of mozzarella, just add it after baking flatbread before serving.
You don’t need the walnuts if you don’t want them. I prefer this dish without the crunch.


Serving: 1gramsCalories: 1202kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 25gFat: 98gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 82gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 526mgFiber: 12gSugar: 26g
Keyword Caramelized Pear, Flatbread Recipe
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What Can I Do With Lots of Pears?

If you enjoy pears as much as I do, there are so many different ways to enjoy them besides this flatbread recipe!

  • Pears make a great, healthy snack.
  • They can be grilled. Yummo!
  • Pears can be added to pancake, muffin or bread mixtures.
  • They pare (no pun intended) with cheese.
  • Pears go well in salads.
  • And they coordinate well with chicken and other main course meals.

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    1. Oh my goodness, Stacy. My mouth is watering! This looks so good. I can’t wait to share a link with my readers in my week in rewind post this coming Sunday.

  1. Made this for lunch for my husband, daughter and I! It was a hit with all of us. So easy to make and the flavors were delicious! Thanks, Stacy

    1. I am thrilled you tried it Colleen! It’s so good right? Thank you so much for letting me know you tried and enjoyed it! Happy Weekend! xoxo