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GF Pear Proscuitto Arugula Pizza boulderlocavore.com


From scratch gluten-free pizza crust with salty, sweet, peppery pear prosciutto argula topping!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free pizza crust, pear prosciutto arugula pizza
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 1 large pizza
Calories 343 kcal
Author Toni Dash


Pizza Crust:

  • ¼ cup millet flour
  • ¾ cup finely ground brown rice flour*
  • ¼ sweet rice flour*
  • ¼ cup arrowroot starch or tapioca starch
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons dry active yeast
  • ¾ cup water heated to 115-120 degrees
  • 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Pizza Toppings (adjust amounts to suit personal preference)

  • 1/8-1/4 pound thinly sliced Prosciutto
  • 1/2 pear peeled, cored and thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup arugula washed (torn if large leaves)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (I used a vegetable peeler to make thin, rectangular slices)


  1. In a small bowl yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar and ¼ cup of warmed water. Stir to combine and allow to sit for 5 minutes so the yeast can activate (it becomes foamy and smells like bread).
  2. Combine millet flour, brown rice flour, sweet rice flour, arrowroot/tapioca starch, tapioca flour, 1 ½ tablespoons sugar and sift into mixing bowl (for a standing mixer preferably or a bowl to be used with a handheld mixer).
  3. Using the paddle attachment on a free standing mixer add eggs, one at a time, mixing in between to combine.
  4. Add olive oil mixture slowly mixing at low speed to combine.
  5. Begin to slowly add some of the warm water, watching the consistency of the dough.  You will note it to be drier like bread and begin to become glossy.  Only add water until the dough begins to turn glossy; do not over thin the dough.  I used approximately an additional ¼ cup to reach the desired consistency.  This amount will vary depending on your location and flours used.
  6. Spoon dough onto a pizza pan or cookie sheet.  Spread dough to cover the pan either with a spatula or by hand.  Note: the dough can be sticky so putting some olive oil on your hands before working the dough should address the stickiness and allow you to press it into the pan.
  7. Place a thin kitchen towel over the dough and allow it to rise undisturbed in a warm spot for 40 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees while the dough is rising.
  8. After the dough has risen, bake the crust for 10 minutes.  Remove crust and increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.
  9. Brush with olive oil and place toppings on crust.  Bake for around 6-8 minutes.  Broil pizza under the broiler for 1-2 minutes (be sure to watch so it doesn’t burn).  Allow to cool until able to be handled, cut and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

*I prefer ‘Authentic Foods’ brand because their flour is so finely ground. Mix olive oil, ricotta cheese, honey and vinegar in a small bowl and allow to come to room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 518mg22%
Potassium 186mg5%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.