Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Berry and Goat Cheese Pizza

I love pizza and have for as long as I can remember. I have very distinct memories of going to Pizza Hut to get a personal pan pizza after reading so many books for "Book-It." But what was even better than the personal pizza? The pizza lunch buffet, because it had every type of pizza (including my favorite, hamburger) plus dessert fruit pizza! Of course, this was back when I could eat who knows how many pieces of pizza without feeling full. Now I only eat 1 or 2 pieces of pizza at a time, but the idea of fruit on pizza is still very appealing.

So when I found this recipe, of course I wanted to make it. Its like Pizza Hut but probably a little more healthy and grown up. We didn't do the mini's because this wasn't for a party appetizer, it was all for us.

We have made this pizza once before using fresh fruit. This time we used frozen because it looks like we've reached the point where fresh berries are no longer affordable. It didn't make a huge difference, but the pizza was definitely less crisp overall, although the bottom was still crunchy. It helped make the jam more of a sauce, so it was sort-of a good thing.

After telling a few people about this pizza and getting less than excited reactions, I am guessing you might not want to try it. But I'm telling you its worth the effort (which is pretty minimal if you already have your pizza dough made). And you can definitely customize it with any berries, nuts, or cheese that you like.