Strawberry Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, & Balsamic Reduction
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Strawberry Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, & Balsamic Reduction

This strawberry pizza is fresh and light with sliced strawberries, fresh mozzarella and basil with a drizzle of balsamic reduction all on top of an easy homemade pizza crust.  Its unique and sweet and savory and amazing.  

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 pizza
Calories 821 kcal
Author Julie & Debbie

Ingredients

TO MAKE THE PIZZA DOUGH

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp active yeast or 1 pkg
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal

FOR THE STRAWBERRY SAUCE

FOR EACH PIZZA

  • 1 8" cooked pizza crust
  • 1/4 cup strawberry sauce
  • 1 small ball fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese
  • 6 strawberries , sliced
  • 1/8 cup feta cheese
  • 1/8 cup maple roasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup basil , thinly sliced
  • drizzle of balsamic reduction

Instructions

TO MAKE THE PIZZA DOUGH

  1. In a measuring cup, add the warm water, honey and yeast. Set aside for 5 mins.
  2. In the mixing bowl of your food processor add the flour and salt and then stir.  When the yeast mixture is bubbling, add the yeast mixture and 1/4 cup olive oil to the flour mixture. Mix on medium for about 5 mins until its well combined and the dough looks nice and silky smooth.  If its to sticky add 1 tbsp at a time of flour or if its too stiff add 1 tbsp water at a time till soft and smooth.

  3. Oil the sides and bottom of another bowl with the rest of the oil and place the dough in it. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and put it in a warm place to sit for a bit and rise.  Let it rise/rest for at least 25 mins or until it doubles in size.

  4. Heat oven to 400 degrees. If you have a pizza stone, put it in the oven now to heat with the oven.
  5. Punch the dough down and break into evenly sized balls for your pizzas. You will need a ball the size of a tennis ball for an 8 inch pizza.  Sprinkle a little flour and corn meal on a clean surface and roll the ball of dough out to your desired thickness.

  6. Cook your pizza on a pizza stone or on a parchment lined tray. Or you can also use your bbq grill. Cook for 5 mins and flip and cook another 5 mins till slightly crispy but not too browned.  Take out, cool and add toppings

FOR THE STRAWBERRY SAUCE

  1. Place all ingredients into a saucepan and bring to boil.  Turn to low heat and simmer till it thickens. This will take about 15 mins.  Set aside to cool.

TO ASSEMBLE THE PIZZA

  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. First spread a thin layer of the strawberry sauce over the pizza crust.  Add the fresh strawberries and buffalo mozzarella and a sprinkle of the feta.  Place in the oven and bake until the mozzarella is melted.  

  3. Remove from the oven and top with a sprinkle of pecans, chopped basil, and finishing salt.  Finish by drizzling balsamic reduction over the pizza.  Cut into slices and serve!

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, & Balsamic Reduction
Amount Per Serving (0.5 pizza)
Calories 821 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 1332mg 56%
Potassium 110mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 142g 47%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 26g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 7.9%
Vitamin C 61.1%
Calcium 29.4%
Iron 32.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.