Last week, I opened up with a Mixed Berry Fruit Pizza. I love fruit on pizza, and it’s a perfect, kid-friendly pizza topping: easy to apply, fun to eat, and healthy, too!
And the color! The color will delight kids of all ages. Who says pizza has to be red, anyway? What about BLUE? Or purple for that matter. This pizza is especially fun in that regard as it changes from blue to purple after it’s baked.
For this pizza recipe, you combine sweet blueberries with tangy lemons, some creamy mascarpone cheese and a bit of fresh thyme!
This pizza is a wonderful substitute for blueberry pancakes in the morning. And it’s a bit more hands-on for younger kids, as there’s no flipping pancakes over an open flame. Instead, they can have fun, pressing the blueberries into the pizza dough in different patterns.
Got the pizza blues? So do we and we’re not sad about it! This blueberry and lemon pizza is like edible sunshine.
- 1 recipe simple pizza dough
- 2 pints fresh blueberries
- 2 lemons, thinly sliced
- 16 oz cream cheese OR try a low-fat ricotta
- 4 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
- extra virgin olive oil
- kosher salt
- Preheat your oven to 500°F. If you’re using a pizza stone, allow the stone to heat up for 30 minutes in the oven before baking on it.
- Stretch out your dough on a pizza peel dusted with flour. If you don’t have a pizza peel, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and oil the paper with olive oil. Stretch your dough on top of the oiled parchment paper on the baking sheet.
- Apply a thin layer of cheese to the stretched out dough.
- Add the lemon slices on top of the cheese, followed by the blueberries. Press the blueberries gently into the dough so they don’t slide around.
- Sprinkle on some fresh thyme and a pinch of salt.
- Drizzle about a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil on top.
- Slide your pizza into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until the crust is golden brown. The blueberries will burst and turn….hey, wait a minute…PURPLE!
- They will be delicious, so don’t worry about it.
- Slice, serve and eat!
It’s totally ok to eat the lemon rinds! Make sure to slice the lemon VERY thinly. You could also substitute meyer lemons (winter-time availability only!), or if you’re really not into rinds, feel free to peel the lemons.
Pro-Blueberry Tip: Press the berries gently into the dough, so when you shake and slide your pizza into the oven they don’t roll right off!
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