Who doesn’t love watermelon?
And is there anyone who does not enjoy pizza?
So let’s get creative with our summer dessert and combine the two with a Watermelon Fruit Pizza! Best of all, there’s no sugar needed.
Instead of pizza dough, we'll slice up a watermelon into about one-inch slices.
Skip the cheese in favor of whipping up some greek yogurt with vanilla, honey, orange zest and orange juice, then spread it out evenly onto the watermelon slice.
After that you get to choose your toppings and that’s when things get fun! You can do it yourself or get the kids involved.
- 1 cup Warm Water
- 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoons Instant Yeast
- 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- 1 teaspoon Salt
Preheat the oven to 500°F. If you have a pizza stone, put it in the oven to heat up as well. If you don’t have a stone, an upside down cookie sheet works quite well instead.
In a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix together the 1 cup of water, flour, yeast, olive oil, honey and salt. Pulse the mixture (or stir with a wooden spoon if mixing by hand) until it comes together into a ball. Knead for 5 minutes by machine, 10 by hand until the dough is smooth.
If the dough is still looking dry and really shaggy after a couple minutes of kneading, add more water, a tablespoon at a time. If it is really sticky and not coming together into a smooth ball, add more flour, a tablespoon at a time.
Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 5-10 minutes. Divide it into two pieces and roll each out into a 10” circle. Top with whatever toppings you like and then bake for 9-11 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and the cheese is bubbling. I like to roll out the dough on a piece of parchment paper and then just slide the parchment paper with the ready to bake pizza onto the hot stone in the oven.
- This dough actually also works well if you let it rise. I’ve used it both ways. As a no rise pizza dough it makes a thin, crispy crust. You can also let it rise until doubled (about 2 hours) after mixing, then roll it out and use it and you’ll end up with a thicker, chewier crust. If you want it slightly puffy, you could also roll it out immediately and then just let it rise slightly for 10 or 15 minutes just to puff up a bit before adding your toppings and baking.
Strawberries? Blueberries? How about some kiwi?
It’s entirely up to you. Pick your favorites or try something unique. Get as clever as you'd like.
Depending on the size of your watermelon, you will end up with about six even slices per pizza.
It's juicy. It's delicious and it's a perfect summertime treat.
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... then enjoy this healthy summer dessert that both adults and kids can enjoy at your next picnic or barbecue.