Strawberry Feta Pizza

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | November 4th, 2020 | Main Dishes, Recipes
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Sweet and salty, this pizza makes a fine appetizer or interesting main dish.

Pizza topped with strawberries and feta

Pizza topped with strawberries and feta

Strawberry Feta Pizza

Michele Pesula Kuegler

Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins

Course Appetizer

Servings 2

Ingredients

  

  • 1/2 pound strawberries washed & hulled
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • flour
  • 1/4 cup feta crumbles
  • 2 tablespoon slivered almonds

Instructions

 

  • Cut strawberries into a medium dice. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle strawberries with sugar and stir.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • After 4 hours (or more), preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Unfold puff pastry and place on a lightly floured work surface.
  • Roll into a 15″x10″ rectangle and transfer to a baking sheet.
  • With a fork prick top of puff pastry.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven.
  • Using a slotted spoon transfer strawberries from bowl to baked puff pastry. Reserve liquid.*
  • Sprinkle feta and almonds on top of strawberries.
  • Return to oven and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cut into slices.

Notes

*If desired, transfer liquid from strawberries to a small saucepot. Place over medium heat and reduce by half. Drizzle over pizza slices for extra sweetness.

Keyword strawberry feta pizza

Continuing with this week’s theme of sweet and savory, I have a pizza recipe from the archives. Although this recipe is more reminiscent of summer, it could be a great fall dinner anyway. There’s nothing like some bright fruit to add a bit of warmth to a chilly fall day.

To learn more about this recipe, originally published in May 2015, keep reading.

When we chose strawberries as one of our theme ingredients I was determined not to use it only as a dessert. After last week’s chicken salad recipe, I thought I might switch gears and utilize these berries as a sweet treat. However, as Tapas Monday drew near, I had a craving for something sweet and salty. For whatever reason, I couldn’t stop thinking about combining strawberries and feta.

I know that strawberries play nicely with cheese. Strawberry topping is a perennial favorite for cheesecake. We’ve made stuffed strawberries that incorporated both cream and goat cheeses. So, to combine strawberries and cheese is possible. However, I wondered if combining feta and strawberries would prove to be my undoing. I ignored my uncertainty and made this dish as a prominent part of our menu, knowing if it failed, we’d be searching for a quick replacement at 8 o’clock at night.

Luck was on my side, as this pizza recipe was a hit. My husband enjoyed it so much that I needed to remind him that we were sharing the dish.  I was worried that with my lackadaisical approach to eating, it would disappear before I got a second slice. Thankfully he refrained from sixths and sevenths until I got a second serving.

Ridiculously simple to make, it is a dish that will surprise your fellow diners with how much they’ll enjoy a pizza with such different toppings. Just in time for the rush of local berries, it is a pizza you need to try to appreciate.

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