Monday, November 8, 2021

Pizza at Home - Michigan Cherry and Margherita Pizza

We're in Michigan! Ooh, but what is Michigan famous for food-wise? Cherries? I think I can make cherries work. 

I'm going to have to start getting more creative. Whenever I think about a fruit pizza, I jump to a play on the Napa Rose pizzetta. Gorgonzola cheese, prosciutto, caramelized onions, and whatever fruit of the week we're using. 

Since we're in Michigan I'm making quite a few pizzas to feed everyone! That's a lot of dough. 

No sauce on this one. Just a coating of olive oil and all the toppings above. Mmm, I do like cherries. 

Now it's ready for the oven!

I had intended to make a meat pizza, but I'm running out of homemade pizza sauce and don't feel like making more just yet. Another delicious pizza is a Margherita pizza. It needs no sauce. Just fresh tomatoes, cheese, and basil. Tyler has been growing tomatoes in his backyard all summer and these German Johnson heirloom tomatoes are looking beautiful. I also added some fresh basil from a plant Rita has been growing, and fresh garlic. 

Between Rita's oven and my pizza oven, I was able to make all 4 pizzas at once!

My Michigan Cherry pizza. 

My Michigan tomato, garlic, and basil pizza. 

Everyone here seems to like a combo pizza. I'll load it up with veggies and then let them have at it. No thank you. 

And finally, one for the kids. Ian likes pepperoni and Alli likes sausage and sauce with no cheese. 

My first plate tonight. 
The Michigan Cherry pizza was good. It's hard to go wrong with all those tasty flavors. Cherries, grapes, blueberries, figs. All of them are tasty complements to the caramelized onions, prosciutto, and gorgonzola cheese. 
But, while the Michigan Cherry pizza was good, the Michigan Margherita pizza was great! The German Johnson tomatoes have a great flavor. The fresh garlic and fresh basil add to the fantastic taste. This was a favorite of most today. 

Wow Theresa. What is that? 

That salad looks pretty ridiculous! Is that like 10 different toppings? 

1 comment:

  1. Nice looking and tasty Michigan pizzas, but the Margherita one stands out with the homegrown heirloom tomatoes (such a deep red color), garlic & basil. Homegrown tomatoes are so rich in flavor (beats any store bought tomato). Theresa's salad looks filling and delicious, too...definitely a lot of variety in it. Another delicious pizza night! EOM

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