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Berry Pizza with Whipped Ricotta Mascarpone Cheese
Berry Pizza with Whipped Ricotta Mascarpone Cheese
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Goddess Berry Pizza with Whipped Ricotta, Mascarpone, Lemon and Honey Blackberry Blueberry Sauce!

Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Florentina
Ingredients
  • 1 batch this rustic pizza dough
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp wild honey
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 6 sprigs basil
  • 12 oz berries (blackberries raspberries or blueberries)
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
For the Berry Sauce
  • 1 c blackberries
  • 1 c blueberries
  • 1/2 lemon juiced + more to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey + more to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare the berry sauce in advance. Add the blackberries, blueberries, lemon juice, vanilla extract and honey to a small sauce pan on low flame. Cover with a lid and cook together for a few minutes until the blueberries burst. Remove from flame and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. Adjust sweetness to taste with more honey if desired.
  2. Make a batch of rustic Italian pizza dough and divide into 8 small pies.

  3. Whip the Ricotta Cheese:

    Add the mascarpone, ricotta, vanilla extract, lemon zest and 1 tablespoon of the honey to a small food processor and process together until smooth and fluffy. Keep cool until ready to eat.

  4. Preheat your oven with a pizza stone inside to the highest temperature it will go, for at least 45 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle some flour on your kitchen counter and form your pizza pies as suggested in the rustic pizza dough recipe.
  6. Using a fork gently poke each pizza before you transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 3 minutes.
  7. Working quickly and with care, open the oven and remove the pizza crust. Spread a thin layer of the blackberry blueberry sauce the bottom, leaving about 3/4 inch from the edges.
  8. Spoon the whipped ricotta mascarpone mixture over the top in a thin layer and sprinkle with some of the berries. Transfer back to the oven carefully. Close the oven door and bake the berry pizza an additional 6 minutes or so until the crust is golden brown on the edges.

  9. At this point if you would like to get a little fire kiss on top of your ricotta cheese and berries, just transfer the pie under the broiler for about 25 seconds, making sure not to burn it.
  10. Repeat the process with the remaining of your pies and allow them to cool for a few minutes for the cheese to settle before slicing.
  11. Optional: Drizzle with some honey on top before serving and garnish with the fresh basil leaves.
Recipe Notes

#1 This berry pizza is also really good cold, just like a cheesecake!

#2 Feel free to substitute the berry sauce with a nice blackberry jam in a pinch.