Cantaloupe and Sweet Ricotta Pizza

Dessert Pizza

Yield: 1 pizza

Prep Time:30 minutes (active time)

Cook Time:5 minutes

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Cantaloupe and Sweet Ricotta Pizza with Pine Nuts

Ingredients:

  • 1 pizza dough ball (homemade or frozen)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tb. thick raw honey
  • 1 cup sliced cantaloupe pieces
  • 2 Tb. toasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup fresh arugula (or basil)
  • Salt
  • Cornmeal for the pizza crust

Directions:

  1. Place the pizza dough ball in a large oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow it to rise until double in size, 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
  2. Place a large baking stone over the grates of your grill and preheat the grill on high. It’s important that the stone is extremely hot before place the pizza on it. Roll out the pizza dough into a thin 13 inch circle. Sprinkle a flat baking sheet with cornmeal and place the pizza crust on top. (The cornmeal helps the pizza crust to slid off the baking sheet.)
  3. Mix the ricotta cheese and honey in a small bowl Dollop the ricotta around the surface of the pizza crust, then top it with pieces of cantaloupe. Once the grill reaches at least 600 degrees F, shake the baking sheet to loosen the pizza crust and slide it onto the baking stone. Cover and grill for 2-5 minutes. Check your pizza after 2-3 minutes. If the grill is really hot, it will cook extremely fast. You don’t want to burn the bottom!
  4. Use a large spatula to loosen the pizza and move it back onto the baking sheet. Then top it with pine nuts, fresh arugula, and a light sprinkle of salt. Cut and serve warm!

NOTE: You can achieve similar results at the highest temperature in your oven. Yet, grills usually can reach higher temperatures than ovens, making this cooking method more like a wood-burning pizza oven.

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22 comments on “Cantaloupe and Sweet Ricotta Pizza

  1. Marla Meridithposted July 16, 2014 at 5:46 am Reply

    I’ve never had cantaloupe on a pizza ~ great idea!

  2. heather Christoposted July 16, 2014 at 6:25 am Reply

    This is so gorgeous Sommer and totally pays homage to all that amazing melon over there- just love it!

  3. Jenny Flakeposted July 16, 2014 at 6:26 am Reply

    Soooo intrigued with this! Love all of these flavors!

  4. Jennie @themessybakerblogposted July 16, 2014 at 6:44 am Reply

    What a unique recipe. It looks and sounds delicious. I can’t wait to hear about your travels. Welcome home!

  5. Tieghanposted July 16, 2014 at 7:00 am Reply

    I cannot wait to hear all about trip!! Very excited!

    Also, this pizza! What a great idea to add cantaloup! Sounds awesome!

  6. Mariaposted July 16, 2014 at 7:03 am Reply

    Pretty pizza!

  7. Julie @ Table for Twoposted July 16, 2014 at 7:06 am Reply

    What a fun pizza combo!

  8. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addictionposted July 16, 2014 at 7:18 am Reply

    What a fun flavor combination for pizza!

  9. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted July 16, 2014 at 9:27 am Reply

    Cantaloupe on a pizzzzzza? Genius! I so can’t wait for your recaps!

  10. naomiposted July 16, 2014 at 10:04 am Reply

    I love this subtley sweet pizza, I would throw grilled chicken right on it.

  11. Carolynposted July 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm Reply

    I love the idea for this pizza, Sommer! And it’s grilled so bonus points to you.

  12. Gabyposted July 16, 2014 at 7:40 pm Reply

    So fresh and delicious! I love this!

    Rating: 5
  13. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted July 16, 2014 at 10:59 pm Reply

    Love this pizza, the ricotta and pine nuts sound so good with the cantaloupe!

  14. Thalia @ butter and briocheposted July 16, 2014 at 11:15 pm Reply

    this is my kind of pizza! what an interesting idea to use cantaloupe.. definitely something i need to try!

  15. Christine at Cook the Storyposted July 17, 2014 at 7:16 am Reply

    What a unique flavor combo. Sounds amazing!

  16. Meredithposted July 17, 2014 at 7:55 am Reply

    So creative! I can’t wait to try it!

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