Tuesday, August 16, 2011

grilled peach & prosciutto pizza

Summer is over when school starts, right? Um wrong. I feel like summer passes me by now that I have a job that keeps me at a desk all day. Lucky for me, the farmers market reminds me weekly that summer is still in full swing with their delicious produce. I get so excited when I see peaches arrive at the farmer's market each summer. A juicy, ripe peach is hard to beat and this pizza is the perfect showcase for them. This recipe is summer on a pizza with grilled caramelized peaches, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto and cilantro. Usually I prefer more of a thick, chewy pizza crust but this flatbread like pizza dough was slightly crispy and didn't overpower the toppings. I only used half of the dough for this peach and prosciutto pizza so I could use the other half for a different pizza creation sometime later this week (thinking s'mores pizza). I feel like I cheated on the grill a little by "grilling" these peaches on a lean mean grilling machine because I wanted to grill each individual peach slice. But it worked surprisingly well and I didn't have to worry about the slices falling to the bottom of the grill and creating a mess. 

Grilled Peach & Prosciutto Pizza

for pizza dough:
recipe from allrecipes

3 c. all-purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp white sugar
1 c. warm water (110 degrees F)

for pizza toppings:
2 peaches, sliced and grilled for 2-3 minutes 
a ball of fresh mozzarella
8 slices of prosciutto
handful of parmesan
cilantro

Preheat the oven to 375°F. 

Combine flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Mix in oil and water. Kneed dough with your hands and roll out half of the dough on a pizza stone or baking sheet. If you want to use the entire dough then double the amount of pizza toppings. 

Cut individual peach slices and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side. Top pizza with parmesan, thinly- sliced mozzarella slices, peach slices and prosciutto pieces. Bake pizza for 20-25 minutes. Top pizza with cilantro before serving. 


10 comments:

  1. Wow what a gorgeous pizza! This looks so delicious, I love the flavors! :)

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  2. Oh my that looks so delicious! I adore parma ham with fruits.

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  3. This looks TO DIE FOR!!! None of my friends understand why you would grill peaches, but the flavour just intensifies so much....and paired with those toppings it is like ying and yang.
    Although I just had breakfast I want this pizza now!!!

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  4. I always have a hard time photographing pizza but that photo just jumped off of FoodGawker! It looks delicious and the roasted peaches would be so interesting to try.

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  5. @Sarah (Snippets of Thyme) It was hard to get a good shot of this pizza so thank you for the compliment! I love your blog and your photographs

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  6. Incredibly beautiful pizza! I'm sure is delicious!

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  7. Wonderful flavors on this pizza.

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  8. What a great combination pizza this was! At first I didn't know if I would even try it since I thought the combo would not be good. But no! It was really good and blended well - so now I have made it a couple of times and everyone always loves it. Thanks for sharing!

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