Roasted Cherry and Brie Pizza {with rosemary and caramelized onions}

by Lauren

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Let’s talk about pizza. Specifically, fruit on pizza. It truly is the best thing since sliced bread.

Our friend Gio literally cringed at the thought of this beauty.

Apparently it’s a sin to complicate pizza so much in Italy. Apparently, we don’t really care.

It was totally worth sinning against the classical pizzas of Italy to indulge in this. Plus, adding a little straight-from the-gardenplanter fresh rosemary sort of makes up for it.

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The sweet, sugary fruits with salty, creamy cheese is perfection My friends, this is (partially) why I cook.

It could take a lifetime to find a combination of flavors like this that you may be craving on a menu, but make it yourself and voila! It’s on your plate in 30 minutes.

P.S. Adding bacon to fruit pizza doesn’t hurt either.

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This has brie and mozzarella cheese. Honestly, the mozzarella is optional.

Other’s  may think not including mozzarella on pizza is a sin.

The brie is so pungeunt and perfect that I think it’s all the creamy cheese you need. But that’s my humble opinion.

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Top your par baked dough with some garlic infused olive oil. Layer with slices of fresh brie and mozzarella.

Scatter deep red summer cherries over the top along with your basic caramelized onions.

Sprinkle with fresh rosemary (this is a must).

Bake.

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Sprinkle with more fresh rosemary (if you please).

Drizzle with balsamic reduction.

P.S. This is fork and knife pizza. Perhaps another sin against nature.

P.P.S. I’m totally entering this is the OXO Cherry Recipe Contest! A cherry pitter would have be most appreciated in the making of this pizza.

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Roasted Cherry and Brie Pizza

Ingredients

3 tablespoons garlic olive oil

Brie cheese, 8-10 slices

1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and halved

3/4 cup mozzarella, shredded (or 5-6 rounds of thinly sliced fresh mozzarella)

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped

1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 lb. whole wheat pizza dough

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 (with the pizza stone inside, if you have one).

Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet and add onions. Cook on low for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Onions should be a deep brown but not crispy when finished.

Simmer balsamic on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until it is a syrup consistency. Set aside.

Brush garlic olive oil over dough on pizza stone and bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven and lay the mozzarella and brie over the dough. Pile on cherries and caramelized onions and sprinkle with fresh rosemary. Drizzle with balsamic reduction. Bake 15-20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and garnish with extra rosemary.

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From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Lauren

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21 Responses to “Roasted Cherry and Brie Pizza {with rosemary and caramelized onions}”

  1. he was saying the same thing about sushi until a month ago, and now look at him. he’s practically turning into a california roll

  2. Oh yeah! Rosemary is our featured ingredient this month over at Beauties the Feast (we all have to make a recipe using rosemary) and this is what I’m going to make! Beautiful!

  3. This looks incredible! I looove brie and cherry jam on crackers, and this is like a way better version of that :D

  4. Omg, this looks INCREDIBLE. I love the sweet and savory so so much–totally bookmarking this for inspiration. I Need to make this pizza! Perhaps I’d add a little prosciutto too!

  5. I am all about roasted fruit this summer. And then you add brie and rosemary (my fave!) and caramelized onions…I found my new favorite pizza!!

  6. This looks truly amazing. I’m a total brie-lover, so this could not be a more perfect pizza. Can’t wait to try it! And gorgeous photography :)

  7. Lauren

    Great! I forgot to add the balsamic reduction to the directions and just did it, so don’t forget that part ;)

  8. Lauren

    I don’t know about better, but definitely bigger! Cherry jam sounds awesome.

  9. Lauren

    Great point. We’ve got a few weeks to make him eat fruit on pizza then!

  10. Lauren

    Prosciutto is a great idea! The balsamic reduction drizzle will pair lovely with that addition :)

  11. Lauren

    Roasted fruits are amaaaazing. I’m tempted to try a roasted strawberry w/ bacon version next!

  12. Lauren

    Yep, yum says it all!

  13. Lauren

    Thanks Rachel! Great to hear from you :)

  14. Wow, what a great idea to use cherries on a pizza. I will try this soon.

  15. Just saw this on TK and cannot get over the deliciousness! I have the brie but just finished the cherries yesterday. I’ll be going to the store later. This MUST be made :)

  16. It is sad that I’m counting down the minutes until lunch so I can eat my leftover cherry brie pizza?!!

    SO good! Wouldn’t change a thing (and yes, I put mozzarella on mine)! Lots of it! YUM!

  17. This looks so mouthwatering and delicious. What a great use of cherries!

  18. This pizza looks amazing! I am making this soon!;)

  19. Chrissy

    We hope you LOVE it! Our friends have made it plenty of times and love it as is and it’s also great with cooked chicken added. Enjoy!

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