Balsamic Cherry Feta Prosciutto Pizza

Balsamic Cherry, Feta & Prosciutto Pizza

Balsamic Cherry Feta Prosciutto Pizza is a delicious way to add some fun to pizza!  Homemade pizza is definitely my weakness, in all of it’s many forms

Balsamic Cherry Feta & Prosciutto Pizza
Balsamic Cherry Feta & Prosciutto Pizza

It’s fun to experiment with different crusts and toppings for pizza. And, It’s cherry season. I wanted to use some of them in a savory recipe, for a change from pies, cheesecakes and muffins. Pizza is one of those dishes that you can always do the unexpected with, with delicious results, because, when there is freshly baked crust and melted cheese, everything else just always seems to work.

Balsamic Cherries

I previously pickled some fresh, pitted cherries in balsamic vinegar with some thyme and black peppercorns. The balsamic cherries were delicious on this pizza, with feta and prosciutto, but also super versatile for a lot of other dishes, too.

Cherries on a Pizza?

At first there was a little hesitancy and skepticism when I said I was making a pizza with cherries. But I knew that the cherries, which I soaked in fine balsamic and then roasted on the pizza with the feta cheese, and prosciutto would have a delicious  wow factor. We loved the flavour combo of this pizza. I added some caramelized onions along with fresh thyme and rosemary from the garden. This pizza had it all going on; sweet, tangy, salty, peppery and creamy on a crisp crust. I have to say, it was pretty sensational.

The Pizza Crust

If you want to save time you can use a pre made pizza crust, but homemade  pizza dough is a cinch to make and to me, a homemade crust always takes pizza to the next level. If you like to use a bread maker for your dough, this recipe with beer is really good. This balsamic cherry, feta & prosciutto pizza would also be good on a naan bread crust, just like this Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza

This recipe makes two (approximately) 10 inch pizzas.

Balsamic Cherry Feta & Prosciutto Pizza

How to Make Balsamic Cherry Feta Prosciutto Pizza

4.5 from 4 votes
Balsamic Cherry, Feta & Prosciutto Pizza
Balsamic Cherry, Feta & Prosciutto Pizza
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

This Balsamic Cherry, Feta, & Prosciutto Pizza is an amazing pizza! Try it if you're into a new pizza experience. So good!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Balsamic Cherries, feta cheese, Homemade Pizza
Servings: 6
Calories: 558 kcal
Author: Colleen
  • *Dough
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • *Topping
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups Monterrey jack or mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1 cup balsamic cherries
  • 10 slices prosciutto ham sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled
  1. Warm the bowl of a stand mixer with hot water.
  2. In the bowl stir together yeast and warm water and leave to dissolve.
  3. When this mixture has become frothy,(about 3 minutes) add the remaining ingredients and using the dough hook, turn mixer to medium low (speed 2 on mine)
  4. Knead at this speed for about 5 minutes, adding more flour if necessary, until dough clings to hook and cleans the sides of the bowl.
  5. Remove from bowl and on a lightly floured counter top, shape into a rectangle.
  6. Fold dough into quarter turns, flattening again and repeating.
  7. Shape dough into a ball and put into greased bowl, turning to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and put in a warm place to rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

  8. While the dough is rising, caramelize the onions by cooking on a skillet over medium low heat in 1 tbsp of the olive oil, turning often, about 15 minutes or until caramelized .
  9. Remove onions from heat and set aside.

  10. Preheat oven to 450°
  11. Prepare two baking sheets by lining with parchment.
  12. Punch down dough and divide into two equal pieces.
  13. Stretch each piece of dough into a rough rectangle, and place onto parchment lined baking sheets. Rub each piece of dough with 1 tbsp of the olive oil. Spread Monterrey Jack cheese evenly over both pizzas.

  14. Spread caramelized onions evenly over both pizzas, then do the same with the cherries, prosciutto slices, feta cheese, rosemary and thyme.
  15. Bake in center of oven about 10 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

The prep time indicated includes time for the dough to rise.

Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Cherry, Feta & Prosciutto Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 558 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 765mg32%
Potassium 220mg6%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Vitamin C 6.7mg8%
Calcium 429mg43%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Balsamic Cherry Feta & Prosciutto Pizza

Balsamic Cherry, Feta Procuitto Pizza


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6 thoughts on “Balsamic Cherry Feta Prosciutto Pizza

  1. Colleen, pizza with cherries sounds great to me. I make pizza with figs, apples and other fruits. Today though I am making your quick pickled red cabbage. I have a recipe from my late mother in law for pickled beets which is similar, although it sounds like it is sweeter than your recipe. I don’t think I posted it. It calls for 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and 1 teaspoon salt. It’s delish for quick pickled beets. Thanks for posting, I am going to use your pickles on my tacos.

    1. Thanks Dina. I love pickled beets, thank you for the recipe which I will try for sure. Enjoy your tacos, and I hope you like the cabbage!

  2. What an awesome idea! I make pizza a lot but I’ve never thought about cherries! I’ll be trying this out next time I’m craving pizza ☺️ Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow this is different! Do the cherries work ok on the pizza dough? Also from a flavor perspective do you have to do it with feta or could you use pizza mozzarella?

    Love the look of it I have to say

    1. Hi Jason. The balsamic cherries work perfectly on this pizza. I think mozzarella would still be delicious, but flavour wise, the feta is a great balance to the other ingredients. I hope you give it a try. Thank you for stopping by!

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