Berries and Goat Cheese Mini Pizzas

Berries and Goat Cheese Mini Pizzas

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I am so excited to share these fruity goat cheese pizzas with you. I took all the elements I love about a cheese platter and baked them into a pizza. Instead of having the cheese, berries, nuts and crackers on a plate individually, the addition of heat & dough adds lots of fun and flavor. You can use whole wheat dough or bake up a gluten free crust, the choice is yours.

Berries and Goat Cheese Mini Pizzas on MarlaMeridith.com

I was recently sent a shipment of amazing cheese from Cypress Grove Chevre. I can understand why they have won so many awards for fine cheese making. The flavors are rich, well pronounced and deeply satisfying. There is something to be said for artisan ingredients. The folks that make this cheese in small batches can be considered Food Heroes that’s for sure.

Berries and Goat Cheese Mini Pizzas on MarlaMeridith.com

A little goes a long way when you use high quality whole food ingredients. Full fat equals full flavor and you don’t need to eat as much to feel satisfied. I used Humboldt Fog goat cheese for these pizzas. See that skinny grey line in the cheese? That is edible vegetable ash. Cool huh!

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Perhaps one of the reasons why Humboldt Fog is one of my all time favorite cheeses is because it looks like a layer cake. LOVE layer cake. Love berries too. Use whatever fresh berries you have on hand. I also topped these with bright green pistachios. Walnuts, pecans, almonds or hazelnuts would be delish too.

Berries and Goat Cheese Mini Pizzas on MarlaMeridith.com

I have not yet posted a homemade pizza dough recipe. When I do you will be the first to know. In the mean time I have some awesome looking dough recipes at the bottom of this post by blogger pals that you can check out for a do-it-yourself crust.

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This could be labeled as a dessert, breakfast, dinner or snack pizza. Perhaps a bit of each. It is the perfect combo of sweet meets savory and everything in between. I was inspired to make a sweet-savory pizza from one of my favorite new cookbooks Leila Lindholm’s One More Slice. The book is gorgeous and I highly recommend you pick one up if you love beautiful photos and amazing homemade baked goods.
For me this pizza might even become the new power bar…..

Berries and Goat Cheese Mini Pizzas

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 Mini Pizzas

Serving Size: 1 Pizza

Berries and Goat Cheese Mini Pizzas

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Whole Wheat or Gluten Free Pizza Dough (homemade or we like Trader Joe's)
  • 6 ounces crumbled Goat Cheese
  • 6 teaspoons all Fruit Jam or Honey
  • Mixed Berries: Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped Nuts (I used Pistachios on these)
  • Optional Toppings
  • Honey, Sucanat, Stevia Powder or Powdered Sugar
  • Dried Fruit
  • Berry Sauce as a dip or drizzled topping
  • seasonings such as ground Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom or dried Lavender

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Prepare a baking sheet with a Silpat liner. Create equal sized balls of pizza dough and press into 1/4 inch thick flat discs, place on baking sheet. Spread 1 teaspoon of fruit jam on each pizza. Top each pizza with one ounce of goat cheese, some fruit and nuts. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and the dough is cooked through.
  • Notes
  • Creamy chevre goat cheese is awesome in these but you can use brie, mild cheddar, mozzarella, cream cheese, etc.
  • Top with any chopped nuts, pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts would be great too.
  • Have some honey, sucanat, stevia powder or fruit jam hand for people that might want to go a bit sweeter.
  • You can you can go bigger or smaller in pizza size. Little pizza "bites" would be fun too.
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MarlaMeridith.com disclosure: I was sent samples of Cypress Hill Chevre to try. I only write about things I love and I highly recommend this cheese to you my readers & friends.

68 Responses to Berries and Goat Cheese Mini Pizzas

  1. “I took all the elements I love about a cheese platter and baked them into a pizza.”

    Love It.
    Once upon a time I used to drink wine and eat cheese/fruit platters for dinner like it was my job. Then I had a child and I don’t do that so much anymore. haha! I think your pizzas would help me feel like old times :)

    “I have not yet posted a homemade pizza dough recipe. When I do you will be the first to know”-
    Classic. Lol. Love that you linked recipes to others, including some GF options.

    Awesome post and photography!

    • Averie, love that you take the time to really read my posts :) I feel your absence & I hope your trip is going fabulously! Kinda neat that you used to live on wine & fruit n’ cheese platters. Oh those were the days… xo

  2. I totally like your idea of a fruity pizza: it is innovative, tasty and very, very pretty looking!
    Thanks for passing by on my blog, now I am glad to have discovered your beautiful blog :-)

  3. these are absolutely gorgeous! I’m fairly certain I could live off of cheese platters if I didn’t know the damage it would do to my cholesterol, but you’re definitely right that when it’s quality stuff, a little goes a LONG way! Although…I’m pretty sure I could polish off a few of these pizzas. They’re just so good.

  4. That goat cheese looks like some great stuff, Marla! Love these sweet/savory little pizzas…and you’re right, they’d be perfect any time of day! :)

    • Faith, my hubs had these pizzas for dinner & I had one this morning with a side of egg whites and my favorite homemade applesauce “dip.” Yay for any time of day foods. They also store really well in the fridge & reheat perfectly with a few minutes in the toaster oven.

  5. Ooooh, I love it! I don’t do dairy, so goat cheese is my absolute favorite. My fiance and I have been addicted to pizza on the grill lately, so this will be our next experiment. Thanks, Marla!

  6. Marla, so creative! Love how you combined the idea of a fruit and cheese platter onto a hand held pizza! Gorgeous photos as usual! Hope you are well.

  7. You make good food look good. That sounds silly, but it means a lot to fatty’s like me who crave Reese’s. You need to start a fat camp and be the head chef. :)

    • Amanda, that is my new tagline these days “Making healthy food beautiful.” Love it! A camp? Dang would we all have fun, but I would need to be out there hiking with you guys – not trapped in the kitchen. I could direct the rest of the chefs. BTW: You are gorgeous!

  8. Love these Marla! Nothing could be better than…bread, cheese, and fruit. Some of my very favorite things. These are beautiful too!
    So wish we had a Trader Joe’s where I live. Hard to find gluten-free dough. Do you have a gluten-free dough recipe you love?

  9. Marla- I like how you’ve combined a cheese platter and dessert all in one. Less hassle that way rather than servign 2 separate courses! Look forward to your pizza dough recipe too!

  10. What a wonderful idea! I love goat cheese, as well as all those berries and pistachios! This would make for a wonderful appetizer or a dessert. I would enjoy it as the main course!! Yum!!! :)

  11. Marla, these are are amazing! Made me think fondly back on the days when I would have an afternoon snack of cheese and some wine. Those days are over though because my tummy just can’t handle it. But these inventive pizzas look like I’m just going to have to pop some of my enzyme pills and make these. I know my boyfriend would love them! Thank you for sharing!!

    Love,
    Dana

  12. Now Marla, this is something I could go for,. I looks so inviting and so delicious I much try it. Great for a single girl to put together for sheer enjoyment. Thanks for the giving me the idea. Judy

    • Judy, so glad you like my fruity pizzas. They are the perfect size for a full meal. If you want a little something more you can add on a side salad or in my case egg whites for breakfast! They last really well in the fridge too- great way to always have a healthy meal handy.

  13. woww….this.is.marvelous!!! I also love what you said, “Full fat equals full flavor and you don’t need to eat as much to feel satisfied”. very very true~ the best goat cheese dish I’ve tried was in a duck meat and raisin salad with flatbread–amazing :)

    • Ellie, that salad sounds amazing. A wonderful combination of sweet from the raisins, salty goat cheese & decadence from the duck. Where do you have that?

    • I am wondering what else you can use instead of cheese that would be a nice creamy base with the fruit. There must be something vegan & fabulous. Something kinda fun could be a baked pizza crust with a dairy free-thick yogurt & fresh fruit topping. Hmmmm……….

  14. I love goat cheese and I bet it would taste amazing with fruit on a pizza! My current favorite pizza crust is from smitten kitchen- its nice and crisp so it doesn’t do that droopy thing when you slice it!

    • Amy you will be hooked now that you have tried goat cheese. It has such a distinctive flavor and is a smidge lower in fat than some other cheeses. Fun to be able to enjoy a bit of each!

  15. Wow, Marla! These are so unique and tempting. Goat cheese makes everything better in life, and, well, so does bread & fruit. You did a really beautiful job, and I love your photos. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  16. One of my favorite appetizers is toasted bread with honeyed goat cheese and strawberries- my sister’s thought I was nuts when I brought it to mother’s day – but now they’re as addicted as I am!

    • Jenny, goat cheese and fruit addictive. I really could eat that combo throughout the day. It is definitely something everyone needs to explore :)

  17. Trying to win “Food Blogging for Dummies” giveaway! Love this recipe as an alternative to just fruit and cheese appetizers.

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