It’s July. And in July we have berries! There is just so much fantastic fruit happening in summer that I always want to put it on a pizza. Last week, I launched the Blueberry and Lemon Pizza, so I couldn’t help but follow with this little gem.
The point of this blog is to encourage playfulness in your cooking—which will appeal to your kids and get them involved. Pizza is fun to cook. AND THIS pizza. This PIZZA is SO MUCH FUN. To cook and to eat! I can’t think of anything more playful than berries on a pizza. And I’m hoping your kids will think that, too.
I’m going to assume your kids like blueberries. And I’m thinking they like cheese, too. I am promising you that blueberries and cheese go perfectly together on a pizza. It’s delicious.
For this particular pie, I paired blueberries and blue cheese. Blue cheese is what I would call a “bold-flavored” cheese. I can make milder recommendations (like goat cheese or ricotta, both would be lovely here), but I CHALLENGE you to use the blue. It’s fun. And we are all about fun.
Why not get a few cheese options, and have a taste test with your kids? See which you like best and why. Then keep score. You can even print out these Pizza Journal Pages to keep track.
Now let’s get cooking!Print
Blueberries on a pizza? Why not! In this perfect combination, sweet, summer blueberries combine with salty, savory gorgonzola (also known as BLUE) cheese. It’s a flavor combination that’s as deep as the purple color your blueberries will turn when roasted.
- 1 recipe simple pizza dough
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/8 cup water
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 6 oz gorgonzola or blue cheese
- About 4 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
- kosher salt
- In a small sauce pan, heat 1 tablespoon brown sugar and the balsamic vinegar together until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add 1/8 cup water, the blueberries, lemon zest, a pinch of salt, and about 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary.
- Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, until the blueberries pop and become soft. Set-aside.
- Heat your oven to 500 °F. If using a pizza stone, allow the stone to heat in the oven for 30 minutes before baking on it.
- Stretch out one of the pizza dough rounds onto a pizza peel dusted with flour, or onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (if not using a pizza stone).
- Sprinkle the Gorgonzola/Blue cheese on top of the pizza dough. Don’t overload the dough with cheese, use a light hand.
- Drizzle the blueberry balsamic mixture over the top of the cheese.
- Sprinkle some fresh rosemary on top of the blueberries.
- Slide the pizza into the oven and onto the stone and bake for about 8-10 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.
- Remove from the oven and serve.
- Blue cheese not your thing? This pizza also works great with goat cheese or ricotta!
- Best to wait a few minutes before serving this pizza. The blueberries will be very hot!
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