Mezzelune with Gorgonzola, pear, and bacon

Based on 7 ratings

“Gorgonzola and pear—a wonderful combination! This recipe adds hearty bacon to the filling for these South Tyrolian dough pockets. You can do it, I promise! Want to publish your own recipe? Send it to community@kitchenstories.com”

Difficulty

Medium 👍
55
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
20
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
150 g flour
150 g rye flour
50 g semolina
eggs
3 tbsp olive oil
water (optional)
150 g bacon bits
pears (small)
200 g Gorgonzola
pepper
salt
flour for dusting
butter (melted) for serving
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • plastic wrap
  • large mixing bowl
  • stand mixer with dough hooks (optional)
  • small frying pan
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • small bowl
  • pastry brush
  • round cookie cutter or cup (8-cm/3-in.)
  • rolling pin
  • large pot

Nutrition per serving

Cal
965
Protein
24g
Fat
66g
Carb
70g

Step 1/4

  • 150 flour
  • 150 rye flour
  • 50 semolina
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • water (optional)
  • plastic wrap
  • large mixing bowl
  • stand mixer with dough hooks (optional)

To make the dough, knead all dough ingredients either by hand or with a stand mixer. If dough is too wet, add some extra flour. If it’s too dry, add some water. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and rest for 20 min. at room temperature.

Step 2/4

  • 150 bacon bits
  • 3 pears (small)
  • 200 Gorgonzola
  • pepper
  • small frying pan
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • small bowl

To make the filling, fry bacon bits in a pan. Set aside to cool down. Add pears (diced) and Gorgonzola and combine until creamy. Season with pepper. Salt is not necessary!

Step 3/4

  • flour for dusting
  • pastry brush
  • round cookie cutter or cup (8-cm/3-in.)
  • rolling pin

Roll out the mezzelune dough on a floured surface (not too thinly). Use a cookie cutter to cut out circles. Place some of the Gorgonzola, pear, and bacon mixture in the center. Brush some water on the edges, fold in half, and seal the edges with a fork.

Step 4/4

  • butter (melted) for serving
  • large pot

Cook in salted water for approx. 6 – 8 min. Enjoy them right away. If desired, serve with melted butter. Yum!