This pizza came about when I had a peach that needed to be eaten on a night when homemade pizza was the dinner plan. I didn’t have a specific recipe in mind and got to thinking that the peach might just work on the pizza. One of my favorite pizza recipes is this one with pear and gorgonzola, so I knew how delicious a fruit pizza could be. I added some goat cheese because I pretty much can’t resist anything with goat cheese. A sprinkling of fresh basil after the pizza is baked brightens up the flavors.
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Pizza with Peaches, Basil, and Goat Cheese
Makes 1 pizza
- 1 ball white or whole wheat pizza dough
- Olive oil, for brushing the crust
- 5 oz. (about 1 1/2 cups) grated mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 peach, pitted and thinly sliced
- 1 oz. goat cheese
- Small handful fresh basil, cut into ribbons
- Preheat oven with a pizza stone inside to 500 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Roll out the pizza dough to a 12-14 inch round and place on a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet (for easy transfer to the baking stone). Lightly brush the crust with olive oil.
- Sprinkle the mozzarella evenly over the dough and then the walnuts. Arrange the peach slices on the pizza and crumble the goat cheese on top.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees. Transfer the pizza on the parchment paper to the baking stone in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes, until the cheese and crust begin to brown. Remove the pizza from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before sprinkling with fresh basil and serving.
Source: Kristine’s Kitchen