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Peach, Prosciutto and Fresh Basil Pizza with Goat Cheese

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees (or as high as your oven will go).
  2. If making your own dough, follow that recipe first.
  3. 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)
  4. While the balsamic is reducing, roll out your pizza dough onto your pizza pan or stone.
  5. 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.
  6. Top pizza with goat cheese or the fresh sliced mozzarella, being careful not to overlap.
  7. Layer peaches on top of the cheese in an circle – starting from the outside crust and moving inward.
  8. Put your pizza in the oven for 6 minutes.
  9. 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.
  10. 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).

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About reg45

Canadian guy living part time in Progreso, Yucatan. Currently posting in my recipe blog - www.buenprovecho.me

Posted on August 14, 2011, in Main Dishes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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