Pizza Date Night | Grape & Proscuitto

I'm always on the look out for unique pizza toppings.  I recently discovered the concept of a poached egg on a pizza - so delicious.  Next, was the perogy pizza complete with bacon and sour cream - life changing.  And now...Grape Pizza.

Up until today, the only fruit I had experienced on a pizza was pineapple. So the idea of grapes, instantly had me intrigued.  The ingredients in this recipe are straight forward, yet accompany each other perfectly.  It had me wishing that I had a second 'pie' baking in the oven for later...or now.  Yes, now! 
Despite being different from a traditional pizza, this was a welcome change.  Perfectly suited for a summer's night, partnered with a glass of wine.  After all, we may as well have grapes in all forms (liquid included and encouraged!)

Grape & Prosciutto Pizza

pizza dough
1 1/2 cups red grapes, halved
3/4 cups prosciutto, slivers
olive oil
2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, shaved
1-2 Tbsp fresh rosemary
2 Tbsp pine nuts
1 Tbsp sugar
1-2 Tbsp cornmeal

Brush 14-inch pizza pan with oil.  Sprinkle with cornmeal.  Press dough across bottom of pan, forming a collar around the edge to hold toppings.
In small bowl combine sugar with water to make a glaze.  Set aside.
Brush dough with olive oil, top with halved grapes, shaved parmesan and pine nuts.  Brush outer edge of crust with sugar glaze and bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown. 
Remove from oven and top with prosciutto and fresh rosemary.
Cut into triangles and serve.

Enjoy with a special someone, a glass of wine and good conversation. 
I Heart Date Night!

(adapted from women's day)


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