Peach Pizza is the BEST kind of pizza! Made with fresh juicy peaches, smoky crisp bacon, plenty of mozzarella + gruyere cheese, fresh basil, and finished with a hefty drizzle of honey – all on a delicious pre-made crust for ease!
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GUYS. PEACH PIZZA. Ok, sorry, sorry, didn’t mean to yell. But this pizza is life-changing. I’m not exaggerating – it is THAT good. Ok, let me collect myself so we can calmly discuss the miracle that is this fresh, summer peach pizza.
How to Make Peach Pizza:
First, thaw your dough according to package directions. Then, make sure you grease your cast iron pan WELL – I’ve made that mistake with pizza before. You can also use a round metal pizza pan – just line it with parchment paper. Spread a tablespoon of olive oil on the crust, add the cheese, fresh peach slices, cooked bacon, and more cheese. DO NOT add the fresh basil until later – as I’m incorrectly showing you here, haha. It crispifies in the oven if you let it cook through the whole length of the pizza cook time.
Instead, we’ll add it in the last 4 minutes of bake time, and add some more fresh basil on top just before serving, when it comes out of the oven.
Bake the pizza and DIG IN! Wow that was really simple, right? If you’re wondering how to get a pizza out of a cast iron pan to cut and serve it, well I have an answer for you. The pizza should slide right out – tip the pan (use a spatula to help maneuver the pizza, if necessary) and slide the pizza out onto a cutting board. Slice, serve, and never eat any other kind of pizza ever again!
Ok, kidding on that last part. But seriously. This is the only pizza that matters, in my book.
Don’t forget to finish with some more fresh basil and a nice drizzle of honey before serving! It just takes the whole thing right over the top! This pizza is really the only thing I’m interested in eating for dinner for the rest of the summer, if we’re being really honest here.
Mmm mmm mmm Peach Pizza, I love you. This obviously doesn’t yield a huge amount of pizza – it’s great for a date night meal or maybe for feeding 204 people who aren’t SUPER hungry. The great thing about Rhodes Thaw, Rise, & Bake bread is that it comes in 3 packs. So, you can thaw as many or as few loaves and make as many or as few pizzas as you want in one go.
Personally, I could eat all three pizzas at once! Or you could meal prep pizzas for the week….that’s totally a normal thing that adults do, right? Heh.
What are you waiting for? Make this NOW while you still have an abundance of fresh summer peaches and possibly garden fresh basil available to you! And, report back with your thoughts. Happy August!
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Peach Pizza with Fresh Basil, Bacon, and Honey
- 1 loaf Rhodes Thaw, Rise & Bake White Bread dough, thawed
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 1 and 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese fresh or shredded - both work well
- 1/3 cup gruyere cheese
- 3 slices cooked bacon
- 1-2 medium peaches, thinly sliced
- 1 large handful fresh basil
- honey, for drizzling
- Prep: Thaw dough according to package directions. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a 12 inch cast iron skillet well with cooking spray and set aside. You can also use a metal baking sheet or pizza pan, greased or lined with parchment paper.
- Assemble: Place the dough into your greased pan and press it out into a circle - it's pretty sturdy dough so don't worry about messing it up. Brush the dough with the olive oil, sprinkle on the cheese, and add the peaches and bacon.
- Bake: Bake for 13 minutes, remove from the oven, and sprinkle on half of the fresh basil. Bake for about 5 more minutes, or until the edges have turned a light golden brown.
- Serve + Store: Gently slide the pizza out of the cast iron pan and onto a cutting board to cut and serve. Garnish with more fresh basil and a drizzle of honey. Enjoy immediately!Store leftovers (haha!!) in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-4 days.
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