Three Cheese Peach and Prosciutto Pizza with Basil and Honey Balsamic Reduction

08.02.2014

Three Cheese Peach Prosciutto and Honey Balsamic Pizza | Cooking Classy If there were an ultimate summer pizza I’d have to say, in my opinion, this should definitely be it! I couldn’t believe how amazingly delicious this pizza was! Like, I’m thinking this should now be added to my menu on a weekly basis. Just imagine a soft pizza crust topped with garlic oil and layered with delicately thin slices of irresistible Italian prosciutto. Then cover that with three cheeses (this time around, ricotta, fresh mozzarella and asiago, all of which perfectly compliment peaches) and top it with plenty of fresh peach slices. Then take that and bake it in a blazing hot oven to golden perfection, which will give you that crave worthy deliciously melted cheese and sweet and tender roasted peaches. And now, finish that all off with a generous amount of fresh basil ribbons and a honey balsamic reduction to die for. Yes, it’s a pizza you’re not going to forget. This pizza is pizza done right! Pizza is so much more than just tomato sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni. It’s a world of endless possibilities. So, step outside of the comfort zone and make something a little different this time around. You won’t regret it! Enjoy! Three Cheese Peach and Prosciutto Pizza with Basil and Honey Balsamic Reduction | Cooking Classy

Yes this may look like a mess, but it is seriously the most delicious mess!

Three Cheese Peach and Prosciutto Pizza with Basil and Honey Balsamic Reduction | Cooking Classy

Three Cheese Peach and Prosciutto Pizza with Basil and Honey Balsamic Reduction

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz) pizza dough, homemade or store bought
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 oz prosciutto
  • 4 oz ricotta cheese (1/2 cup)
  • 5 oz fresh mozzarella, diced into small cubes
  • 2 oz asiago cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 medium fresh peaches
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Flour, for dusting
  • 1/3 cup slightly packed fresh basil leaves, chopped

Directions

  • Place pizza stone in oven and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Let pizza stone preheat with oven and rest 30 minutes (assemble pizza during last 10 minutes or so).
  • Meanwhile, pour balsamic vinegar and honey into a large and deep skillet. Set skillet over medium heat, allow mixture to cook and simmer, until reduced to slightly under a 1/2 cup, about 15 minutes (I recommend using a silicone spatula to stir, so you can scrape bottom and sides of pan while stirring. Stir mixture occasionally during first 5 minutes, then stir constantly during last 10 minutes).
  • Lightly dust a sheet of parchment paper (about 14-inch long) with flour. Stretch and shape dough into a 12 1/2-inch round. In a small bowl, stir together olive oil and garlic. Brush mixture evenly over top of crust, working to evenly distribute garlic. Season crust lightly with salt and pepper. Layer prosciutto over crust into an even layer, aligning pieces side by side (if they overlap slightly that's fine). Dollop small portions of the ricotta over pizza, then sprinkles with mozzarella cubes and asiago cheese.
  • Cut peaches in half and core. Laying peaches with sliced side down, cut peaches into slices (slightly over 1/4-inch thick). Layer peaches evenly over pizza. Using a pizza peel, transfer pizza on parchment to preheated pizza stone in oven. Bake 10 - 12 minutes until edges are lightly golden.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with fresh basil, and drizzle with honey balsamic reduction (store left over reduction in fridge). Cut into slices and serve warm.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
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25 comments

  • sara: Lovely! I love fresh fruit on pizza…it’s so good! August 2, 2014 at 11:02am Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Three cheeses, the PEACHES, the Honey Balsamic Reduction, the basil, I’m in heaven with all these flavors! August 2, 2014 at 11:33am Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Peach pizza has been on my to-make list, this is just gorgeous! Love that balsamic reduction! August 2, 2014 at 11:58am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura!! August 2, 2014 at 12:38pm Reply

  • amanda @ fake ginger: That looks AWESOME! I want a slice! Or all of it! August 2, 2014 at 1:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Amanda! August 2, 2014 at 9:29pm Reply

  • Liz@Virtually Homemade: I LOVE fruit and cheese on pizza. So wonderful for summer! August 2, 2014 at 2:29pm Reply

  • Allison T: Sounds amazing! Nice and light for summer. Thanks for a great recipe! August 2, 2014 at 3:31pm Reply

  • Tieghan: I love peaches and prosciutto on pizza and the balsamic glaze is total must! So pretty! August 2, 2014 at 8:20pm Reply

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie: Sweet gloriousness I have everything but the ricotta on hand right now! I must make this. I actually just made a burger with basil, peaches, and goat cheese. I bet goat cheese would be fantastic on this as well! August 3, 2014 at 5:21pm Reply

  • Megan {Country Cleaver}: How is this not the most beautiful pizza in the world!?! Totally a home run! August 3, 2014 at 7:16pm Reply

  • Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com: I’m so excited to finally have peaches that are ripening. It is my favorite stone fruit. That juicy center! MMM. I could eat 5 at once :) This pizza looks incredible! August 3, 2014 at 8:56pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Natasha! August 4, 2014 at 9:38am Reply

  • Shari Kelley: I think this is the prettiest pizza I have ever seen! It must taste so good with the combination of prosciutto and peaches, that whole salty sweet thing. I would love to try it if I can find some good peaches. Good ones are hard to find here. August 4, 2014 at 9:21pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you get a chance to make it! Thanks Shari! August 25, 2014 at 2:49pm Reply

  • Lori: I can’t wait to make this pizza. We love the flavor combinations! August 8, 2014 at 3:03pm Reply

  • Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion: I made this pizza last light, I replaced the prosciutto with sausage…. I have it in my lunch today, I can’t tell you how excited I am for lunch.. BEST PIZZA EVER September 8, 2014 at 7:58am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Tracy, the sausage sub sounds delicious too! Thanks for your comment! September 8, 2014 at 10:01am Reply

  • Kara: Do you think this pizza would turn out alright if I made it the night before then refrigerated it until I cooked it about 24 hours later? September 25, 2014 at 1:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think the liquids in the peaches may begin to break down and make the crust/cheese soggy, if you add those later than other than that it would probably be okay. September 25, 2014 at 1:46pm Reply

  • Janette: this looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! June 6, 2015 at 5:16pm Reply

  • Aw: Made this last night and used your pizza dough recipe! Amazing flavors! Although my peaches created so much juice the last few slices got very soggy but we still ate them because it was so good! Maybe next timed I’d just warm the sliced peaches separate on the stoves top… Will make again! June 8, 2015 at 9:34am Reply

  • Nancy: This is lovely! Do you think it would also be good served cold if I do as one lady suggested and warm the peaches separately on the stove before serving? Thanks March 18, 2016 at 1:28pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I prefer it warm but I haven’t ever tried it cold, all pizzas except dessert pizzas I prefer warm. April 14, 2016 at 11:11pm Reply

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