Peach, Basil, Mozzarella, & Balsamic Pizza

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We love making homemade pizza. Josh is the dough master and I take care of the sauce and toppings. I usually choose a veggie loaded pizza while Josh goes for a sausage or pepperoni pizza. This time I decided to really switch up the toppings. One of my latest pregnancy cravings is peaches. I have been eating 3-4 a day. I can’t get enough! So when Josh suggested we make pizza, I asked if I could make a Peach, Basil, Mozzarella, & Balsamic Pizza. He knows not to mess with his pregnant wife’s cravings, so he said sure:)

Our basil is going crazy this year, so I went outside and picked a handful for our pizza. Β I also got out four juicy peaches from my stash and sliced some fresh mozzarella. While Josh was working on the pizza dough, I made a balsamic reduction to drizzle over the pizza. We really do make a great team in the kitchen:)

After Josh rolled out the pizza dough into a circle, I stepped in to top the pizza with my delicious toppings. I lightly brushed the dough with olive oil and then added fresh mozzarella slices, peach slices, and chopped basil. Next, I drizzled the pizza with the balsamic reduction. Such a pretty pizza!

Place the pizza in a hot oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes. This recipe makes two pizzas. You can assemble the second pizza while the first pizza is baking. If you only want to make one pizza, you can save the other half of the dough for another time. The dough freezes well.

We let the pizza cool for a few minutes, sliced it, and started eating. The juicy peaches made a terrific pizza topping. I loved the sweetness the peaches and balsamic reduction added to the pizza. The fresh mozzarella and basil were also divine. The flavor combination was phenomenal! Josh was pleasantly surprised by my pizza creation. We both loved this pizza!

If you are looking for a fun, fresh, and unique pizza-try this Peach, Basil, Mozzarella, & Balsamic Pizza. It is the perfect pizza for summer!

Peach, Basil, Mozzarella, & Balsamic Pizza

Servings
2

Ingredients

  • For the pizza dough:
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups semolina flour
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Corn meal-for spreading on pizza peel
  • For the balsamic reduction:
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Pizza toppings:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella-sliced
  • 4 peaches-thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped basil

Instructions

  1. To make the pizza dough:
  2. 1. In a glass measuring cup or small bowl, combine yeast and 1 cup warm water. Add a pinch of sugar and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. 2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add semolina flour, all-purpose flour, and salt. Mix the ingredients until combined.
  4. 3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture. Next, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix until combined. Switch to the dough hook and knead for about 5 minutes on medium speed.
  5. 4. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Form dough into a ball and place in the bowl. Cover pizza dough with a damp towel and set in a warm area to rise. Let the dough rise for 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size.
  6. To make the balsamic reduction:
  7. 1. While the dough is rising, make the balsamic reduction. Pour balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan, bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the vinegar has reduced to 1/4 cup. Set aside, and cool to room temperature.
  8. To make the pizza:
  9. 1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F or as high as your oven will go. If you have a pizza stone, place the pizza stone in the oven to get hot.
  10. 2. After the dough has risen, cut the dough in half. Take one piece of dough and punch it down on a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a circle. Place the pizza on a pizza peel or pan that has been generously coated with corn meal. Lightly brush the dough with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Top the dough with fresh mozzarella rounds, peach slices, and fresh basil. Drizzle the pizza with balsamic reduction. Follow these same steps to make the second pizza.
  11. 2. Place the pizza in the oven-directly on the pizza stone, if using one, or on the oven rack. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until pizza crust is golden and cheese is melted. Remove from oven and bake the second pizza.
  12. 3. Let the pizza cool for a few minutes and then cut into slices and serve warm.

If you like this Peach, Basil, Mozzarella, & Balsamic Pizza, you might also like:

Pear Pizza with Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese from Sophistimom
Nectarine and Prosciutto Pizza from A Cozy Kitchen
Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza from Two Peas and Their Pod
Fruit Pizza from Two Peas and Their Pod

 

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I’ve gotta try this. I’m obsessed with pear slices, gorgonzola cheese, and walnuts on my pizza, this has gotta be just as delicious! Yum!

  2. Homemade pizza is one of our very favorite things to make together – it’s so fun and SO much better than take out or storebought.

    This looks perfect with those peaches.

  3. Wow! That looks amazing. If you are still craving peaches in August stop by for some peach recipes. The whole month of August. My neighbor picked 8 lbs. worth and I’ve had peaches up to my ears! Too bad you don’t live closer-I would have shared! πŸ™‚

    I can assure you though, I was not as creative with my peaches as you were with your here on this post!

  4. I would love to make a pizza like this. The peach and mozzarella sound like a great combination. BUT my husband hates sweet stuff for dinner. Maybe I’ll have to try when he’s not around.

  5. This is so lovely Maria! I bought a box of peaches last week at Costco and was pawning them off on family because I was afraid they would go bad before we could eat them all. I wish I had seen this recipe! I will buy another box next time I am there and give this a try.

  6. Lol, I had a major peach habit when I was pregnant with my son! And I believe I made a sandwich with these same ingredients plus bacon. The combo still sounds fabulous to me now (and I’m def not pregnant) so it’s got to be more than just a craving. πŸ™‚

  7. This pizza looks so interesting. Never would have thought of the idea of using peaches on pizza. Looks like your basil is growing like crazy too!

  8. balsamic goes so well with grilled/baked/cooked peaches.
    i had it once with some sort of cheese, i think it was gouda? I can’t remember, but it was in a dessert. so good, just like this.

  9. i’m going to try this…crazy for it because it combines my two favorite things: peaches and basil. i think i’m going to do it out on the grill and substitute smoked mozarella for the regular stuff…yum.

  10. WOW!! I made this for dinner tonight (using a bread machine pizza dough) and it was absolutely delicious!!! The only tip I have it to put a pan underneath the pizza as my balsamic reduction ran off the pizza stone… no worries though, the smoke alarm alerted the family that dinner was ready!! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the fabulous recipe!

  11. Holy good gravy this looks incredible! I’ll have to convince my man that this is better than the traditional pepperoni … wonder if I can do it despite not being pregnant!

  12. I just made this for dinner tonight and it was a huge hit! My husband was really leery of it but he thought it was fabulous. We’re gluten free so I subbed my own GF crust in and added some herbs to it but other than that I followed the recipe. Also I made a nice goat cheese & arugula salad with raspberry vinaigrette that went with it quite nicely. Thanks for the great recipe!

  13. I made this pizza last night. Thank you very much for the idea. I added proscuitto. The slight saltiness created a great balance for the sweetness.

  14. That sounds amazing!!! i know i am going to try this. only i think i am going to leave off the mozza and maybe sub in a nut based cheese.

  15. This just came out of the oven & I had a slice.. Or four. I cannot explain how delicious this is. The flavor combine beautifully. It’s like a little summer party in your mouth. Absolutely delish.

  16. My husband and I made this pizza last night for dinner. We thought the flavors were a really good combination. We already had some pizza dough in the freezer so we used that instead of making your recipe for dough. We didn’t know how big to make the pizzas so we ended up making two roughly 12″ pizzas. If we try it again, we will make smaller pizzas so the dough is thicker. It was too thin and with the juicy peaches and drizzle, it was kinda soggy and therefore hard to pick up and eat (though we don’t mind messy foods at all). We also suggest reducing the balsamic vinegar first because it takes a while. Overall we loved it and this was my first time making anything with balsamic vinegar and fresh mozzarella and I was really excited to try this recipe. Thank you!

  17. This was so tasty! I used a premade dough from Whole Foods to make it even easier! I think one could probably get balsamic glaze from Trader Joe’s if they wanted to skip the step of reducing their own (stop the house from smelling like vinegar for the rest of the night ) Thanks for posting something even a lazy cook like me can handle!

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