This one is for all of our Southern Ontario friends who are now seeing some peaches fresh from the trees. Yeah, it is a day early, but why not go buy those peaches and have it for dinner tonight? LOL
Peach, Prosciutto and Fresh Basil Pizza with Goat Cheese
1 Pizza Crust [see note below]
½ ‘roll’ (part of a log) of goat cheese crumbled as much as possible
(The original recipe called for fresh, sliceable Mozzarella, but we LOVED the goat cheese)
3-4 Slightly Under Ripe Peaches
Fresh Basil (and a bit of rosemary if you like it)
6-8 Slices of Prosciutto shredded
3/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar (if you are making the reduction) OR store bought Balsamic glaze for drizzling
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees (or as high as your oven will go).
- If making your own dough, follow that recipe first.
- Pour your balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan and heat over medium high heat. Once it starts to boil reduce to medium and let simmer until it has reduced to about 1/4 cup. (We can buy Balsamic Glaze here so you can skip the step of reducing the balsamic)
- While the balsamic is reducing, roll out your pizza dough onto your pizza pan or stone.
- Crumble the goat cheese OR slice up your mozzarella, peaches and basil. Your mozzarella should be about 1/4 inch thick and your peaches should be thinly sliced. You can leave the peel on if you like for color.
- Top pizza with goat cheese or the fresh sliced mozzarella, being careful not to overlap.
- Layer peaches on top of the cheese in an circle – starting from the outside crust and moving inward.
- Put your pizza in the oven for 6 minutes.
- Remove pizza from oven and drop roughly shredded prosciutto over the pizza. Drizzle the balsamic reduction over the pizza along with the basil and rosemary and return to the oven.
- Cook pizza for another 6-10 minutes depending on your crust. Check on it frequently!!!
NOTE: Here at Costco we are able to buy packages of a really nice flatbread instead of using the pizza dough. We tried Burger Ones from SuperStore/Zehrs/Longos but they were not as good nor were tortillas).