Blackberries on pizza? Yep, it’s a thing, and yep, it’s good.
One of my favorite things about the man is that he’s equally as adventurous when it comes to food and recipes. I found this recipe on Pinterest and just knew it was up our alley.
After our amazing morning (10 Miles + The Farmers’ Market), we settled on in for an evening out of the oppressive heat and sun. What better way to relax than with wine slushies and a new pizza recipe?
Can you tell I was excited? Karen, mastermind behind The Food Charlatan, is a pizza genius. Blackberries on pizza? Who knew. (She did.)
While we waited for the pizza dough to rise (around an hour), we started on the wine slushies.
This idea came to me while walking the farmers’ market and tasting wines. I wanted a cool, fruit smoothie, and then I realized it would be significantly enhanced with a fruity wine. Voila!
- pink moscato
- frozen raspberries
- a little basil and vodka, too, because why not?
It was exactly what we were hoping for and kept us entertained until our pizza dough was ready.
BLACKBERRY & RICOTTA PIZZA
This pizza was so much fun to make! You spread olive oil on the dough, then mash up some blackberries as a sauce, add a layer of mozzarella and ricotta cheese, and then top with whole blackberries and green onions. Hop on over to Karen’s blog for the full recipe.
Here it is, ready to be baked at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes.
After it was done, I added fresh leaves from our Hazel the Basil plant. (Dorkssss.)
More photos of this deliciousness.
The baked blackberries tasted less tart than you might think; they tasted more like a wine/balsamic sauce. The ricotta cheese is decadent. The green onions and basil top it off. This is probably the most delicious pizza we’ve made from scratch, to date.
THE MAN‘S PIZZA
Since you can’t just make pizza dough for ONE pizza, we had a second pizza going on the blackberry’s heels. This was the man’s improvisation:
- roasted garlic and olive oil as the first layer
- mozzarella cheese
- mizuna from the farmers’ market
- red onions
- green onions
- another layer of mozzarella and ricotta (not yet pictured above)
His pizza was also mouthwatering. The roasted garlic and the meaty mushrooms were so flavorful! We decided that while the blackberry/ricotta pizza was definitely our favorite thus far, his pizza was the best of the more traditional versions we’ve created together. Win, win. (I think we just like having his-hers pizza wars and deciding it’s a tie.)
WOULD YOU TRY EITHER?